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aerial photograph picture taken from high above the earth, usually with cameras from an airplane
cartographer map maker
diagram representation of something in graphic form
environment the natural world in a particular geographic area
geographic relating to the natural features, population, characteristics of a region
geographic tools instrument used by a geographer to study the physical and human features of the earth, including maps, globes, aerial photographs, GIS
globe a round object with a map of the world; three dimensional representation of the world
satellite image images of earth collected by satellites in space
spatial perspective study of where things happen - studies physical locations to determine how people live on the surface of the Earth
absolute location the exact position of a place on the Earth; usually expressed by a grid (latitude and longitude)
coordinate points set of numbers that determines the location of a point in space, expressed in latitude and longitude degrees
equator line of latitude that stretches around the middle of the Earth
latitude imaginary horizontal lines that run across the Earth; sometimes called parallels since they run parallel to each other
longitude imaginary lines that run north and south on a map of globe from the North Pole to the South Pole; not parallel (meet at the Poles)
parallel line of latitude; extending in the same direction, equally distant at all points
Prime Meridian line of longitude that divides the world into Eastern and Western Hemispheres
climate long-term trends in weather and conditions in the atmosphere of an area
criteria standards used to judge or evaluate something
cultural region area in which people share common cultural characteristics such as language, history, or religious beliefs
landform shape, form, or nature of physical features of the Earth's surface
physical region area that shares the same physical characteristics, such as landforms, climate, plant or animal life
population total number of persons living in a country, city, or any district or area
region area with similar characteristics that make it distinct from other areas; places within a region are more alike than places outside the region
modification change the form of something, especially the natural environment
physical characteristics of an area that are part of nature, such as landforms, climates, plant and animal life
unintended consequences effects, results, or outcomes of something that are not ones produced by a purposeful action
environmental factors reasons for human migration relating to natural disasters and climate
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