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Studying Geography

Geography "earth study," the science of Earth's land and its people
Absolute Location the precise or exact location of a place
Relative Location describing where something is in relation to its environment and surroundings
Latitude lines running from west to east that measure distances north and south of the Equator
Longitude lines running from north to south that measure distances west and east of the Prime Meridian
Place the human, physical, and cultural characteristics of a location
Human-Environmental Interaction relates to how humans shape and change their environment and how the environment affects people
Movement travel of people, goods, and ideas from one location to another
Push Factors factors that drive people out of a place
Pull Factors factors that draw people into a place
Globalization the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets
Region an area of land with common features
Formal Region a region that rely on official borders for division
Functional Region a region that consists of a center point that impacts a surrounding area
Perceptual Region a region that is defined by common characteristics and opinions of a place
Physical Map a map that shows the physical features of an area
Road Map a map that shows major highways, airports, cities, railroad tracks, and local points of interest
Political Map a map that shows borders of cities, states, and countries
Climate Map a map that shows information about a place's climate
Topographic Map a map that shows contour lines to show an area's change in elevation
Economic Map a map that shows an area's economic activities or different types of resources
Thematic Map a map that shows a particular theme or special topic
Cartogram a type of thematic map that uses size to illustrate its topic
Created by: ms_snyder
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