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Geography Tools

What tools do geographers use?

geography The study of the physical features of the earth, its people and cultures.
map a flat representation of a part of Earth.
atlas a book of maps.
globe A model of the Earth.
aerial photographs photographs taken from the sky and used to create maps
satellite phtotgraphs photographs taken from space
Infographics Information Graphics are visual symbols of data
Geographic Information System (GIS) computer-based program used to store, manage, and analyze data
physical map shows the features or land forms of an area (mountains, rivers, lakes, etc.
road map shows major highways, airports, cities, railroads, etc.
political map shows countries, borders, major cities
climate map shows the average weather of a region
topographical map includes contour lines to show the elevation or height of an area
resource map shows the distribution of various resources such as minerals, lumber, agriculture
economic map shows information about wealth or money
cartographer person who makes maps
projection picture of the earth drawn on a flat surface
Created by: sernst