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Gerography!

TermDefinition
Geography The study of the human and non-human features of earth
Cardinal Directions North, South, East, and west
Intermedian Directions Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Southeast
Latitude Distance north or south of the equator. Latitude lines run eastwest. (Parallel)
Degrees Units that measure angles. Equator divides Earth in half. Each half is a hemisphere
Longitude Is distance east or west of the prime meridian. _________ lines run North to South.
Location Where is it located?
Absolute location A place's exact position using latitude and longitude.
Relative Location Location relative to another place.
Place Refers to phsical and human characteristics of an area.
Region Large area with at least one phsical or human features in common.
Movement How people, goods, and ideas get from place to place.
Human Enviroment Interaction How people affect their environment. (Positive or negitive)
Tittle Tells what the map shows
Key What the symbols and shadings mean.
Compass Rose Diagram that shows direction (cardinan and intermedian)
Locator Map Shows where the area on the map is located within a larger area.
Scale bar Shows how much space on the map repesents distance on land
Phsical Maps Shows natural features and landforms
Political Maps Shows political units such as countries, states, capitals & cities. (colorful)
Special Purpose Maps Shows the distrubution of human of physical features. (ex-climate, rainfall, population, has a special purpose)
Created by: cathy200
 

 



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