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chapter 1 vocab

1 geography the study of earths surface and the processes that shape it, the connections between places, and climax relationships between people and their environments
2 GIS graphic information system, which uses computer technology to collect and analyze data about the earths surface in order to solve geographic problems
3 absolute location the position on the earth in which a place can be found
4 hemisphere a half of the earth, the equator ; divides the north, and south the prime meridean splits the west and east
5 relative location the positive of a place in relation to another place
6 character of place the physical and human characteristics that help distnguish a place from other place
7 perception a view that is influenced by one own culture and experiences
8 formal region a group of places that have similar attributes for exsample, a poitical region
9 function region a group of places connected by movement,example the region drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries
10 perceptual a group of place tht is defined by peoples feelings and additude
Created by: pie1998