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Key Terms UNIT.1

Absolute location The precise point where a place is located on Earth.
Distortion A change in the shape, size, or position of a place when it is shown on a map.
Map Projection A way of representing the spherical Earth on a flat surface.
Relative Location Where a place is located in relation to another place.
Climate The pattern of weather over a long period of time.
Economic Activity Any action that relates to the making, buying and selling the goods and services.
Landform Any natural feature on Earth’s surface that has a distinct shape.
Physical Feature Any natural characteristic of Earth’s surface, such as a landform and bodies of water.
Population Density The average number of people who live in a unit area, such as a square mile.
Region An area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteristics that set it apart from other areas.
Thematic Map A map that shows a particular theme, or topic.
Vegetation All the plants and trees in an area.
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