Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Mrd Unit I

Equator An imaginary line that divides the world into the northern and southern hemispheres, also known as 0 degrees latitude.
Prime Meridian An imaginary lines that divides the world into the eastern and western hemispheres, also known as 0 degrees longitude.
Geographic Information System A computer program that combines data from different sources such as satellite images, maps, and databases.
Global Positioning System An electronic device that is used to find absolute location.
GOES Geostationary Operational Environment Satellite that is used to track and predict weather.
Landsat A system of satellites that is used to map the earth.
Cartographer A person who makes maps.
Map Projection A way to make flat maps from a spherical earth.
Globe A three dimensional representation of the earth's surface.
Map A two dimensional representation of the earth's surface.
Cartogram A representation of the earth based on one set of data.
Political Map A map that shows human made features such as countries, capitals, and roads.
Physical Map A map that shows elevation, bodies of water, and landforms.
Mental Map A map in your mind.
Legend The part of the map that explains the meanings of symbols and colors.
Latitude Imaginary lines that are used to measure distance north or south of the Equator.
Longitude Imaginary lines that are used to measure distance east or west of the Prime Meridian.
Cardinal Direction North, South, East, or West
Intermediate Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
Compass Rose The part of a map used to find orientation or direction.
Formal Region An area on the earth's surface that is defined by a limited number of related characteristics.
Functional Region An area that is organized around a set of interactions and connections between places.
Perceptual Regions An area in which people perceive the characteristics that unite the region in the same way.
Psychological Distance A way that people view distance.
Linear Distance How far across the earth a person, an idea, or a product travels.
Region An area of the earth's surface with similar characteristics.
Created by: mrdgeography
Popular Geography sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards