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AP GEO CH 1 K.I. 1
Adams HCHS AP Human Geo. Rubenstein Ch 1 Key Issue 1
|A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth’s surface or a portion of it.
|The relationship between the size of an object on a map and the size of the actual feature on Earth’s surface.
|The science of making maps
|A system used to transfer locations from Earth’s surface to a flat map.
|Geographic Information System
|A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data.
|The acquisition of data about Earth’s surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods.
|Global Positioning System
|A system that determines the precise position of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers.
|the position of anything on Earth’s surface.
|An arc drawn on a map between the North and South poles.
|International Date Line
|An arc that for the most part follows the 180* longitude line, signifies a 24 hour change
|Numbering system to indicate the location of a parallel, measures the distance north and south of the equator
|The numbering system that provides the location of each meridian, measures the distance east and west of the prime meridian.
|Passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England at 0* Longitude
|Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
|The time in the zone encompassing the prime meridian, or 0* Longitude.
|A circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at right angles to the meridians