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World Geography

Chapter 1 Vocabulary

1.Geography the study of the earth surface and the processes that shape it the connections between places and the complex relationships between people and their environments
2.GIS A geographic information system which uses computer technology to collect and analyze data about the earth's surface in order to solve geographic problems
3.absolute location The position on the earth in which a place an be found
4.hemisphere A half of the earth the equator divides the northern and southern hemisphere the prime meridian divides the eastern and western hemisphere
5.relative location The position of a place in relation to another place.
6.character of a place The physical and human characteristics that help to distinguish a place from other places
8.formal region
9.functional region