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Geographer's world

Ch. 2 7th grade

What is absolute location? the exact spot on Earth were a place can be found
What is latitude? Lines that run parallel to the equator
What is longitude? Lines that run between the North and South Poles
What is migrate? means to move from one area to settle in another
What is relative location? The location of one place in relation to other places
What is a continent? A landmass above the water on earth
What is a cartographer? A map maker
What are thematic maps? They focus on a specific idea or theme
What are map projections The different ways of showing Earth's curved surface on a flat map
How is absolute location determined? By giving the latitude and longitude lines
What are natural barriers? barriers such as mountain ranges, canyons, and raging rivers
What is the effect of technology on humans and the environment? Because of technology humans have not had to adapt closely to their environment
What is the advantage of using a globe? globes are round like the earth, there is less distortion
What is a nautical map? A map used by pilots and sailers to find through air and over water?
How has modern technology helped cartography? helped make things more detailed and accurate
What are the advantages of using a map? maps can be readily carried around and referred to easy to read and can depict a small and specific area
What are the 5 themes of geography? location,place,region,movement, and human interaction
What are push and pull factors? Problems in one place push people out and advantages in another place pull people in.
Created by: Hintze



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