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Unit 1: Test 1

Foundations of Geography: Test 1

geography the study of the earth and the ways people interact with the earth
physical geography the study of the natural characteristics of the earth
human geography the study of the ways people interact with the Earth
spatial scale the lens a geographer uses to investigate a geographic issue.
distortion a change in the shape, size, or position of a place when it’s shown on a map
map projection a way of representing the spherical Earth on a flat surface
global grid the system of imaginary lines used to pinpoint specific places on Earth
geographic representation a description or portrayal of the earth or parts of the earth
map a visual representation of an area
globe a spherical, or ball-shaped, model of the entire planet
Global Positioning System (GPS) a system that uses a network of earth-orbiting satellites to pinpoint absolute location
Global Information System (GIS) computer or Internet-based mapping technology
map scale a measuring tool on a map that shows the relationship between distances on a map and actual distances on Earth
Created by: AMS SS6