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Geography Vocab

Geography Words

TermDefinition
Location Where something is. Tells you where it is
Place An area that is defined by everything in it. What is it like when you get there?
Region An area that is defined by certain similar characteristics. Those unifying or similar characteristics can be physical, natural, human, or cultural. Climate, religion, language, education, States or territories, borders of a nation
Movement Refers to the way people, products, information and ideas move from one place to another. People and ideas get around.
Human-Environment Interaction Looks at the relationships between people and their environment; how people adapt to the environment and how they change it. What do the people do to the environment? What does the environment do for the people?
Compass Rose A design on a map that shows direction. It points which way is north, south, east, west, and some intermediate directions on the map.
Latitude Imaginary horizontal lines around the globe. Also called parallels. Measures distance North and South.
Longitude
Legend A small table accompanying the map that explains the symbols that are used on the map.
Cartographer A map maker.
Created by: NavyBoatDriver
 

 



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