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World Geography

is the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on the earth Geography
is the exact place on earth where a geographic feature, such as a city, is found Absolute location
describes a place in comparison to other places around it Relative location
each half of the globe Hemisphere
is the imaginary line that divides the north and south halves Equator
is the imaginary line dividing the east and west Prime Meridian
a set of imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator Latitude
a set of imaginary lines that go around the earth over the poles longitude
is an area on the earth's surface with similar characteristics Region
is defined by a limited number of related characteristics Formal Region
is organized around a set of interactions and connections between places Functional Region
is a region in which people perceive, or see, the characteristics of the region in the same way Perceptual Region
means how far across the earth a person, an idea, or product travel Linear Distance
refers to the way people view distance Psychological
is a three-dimensional representative of the earth Globe
are two dimensional graphic representation of selected parts of the earth's surface Map
mapmaker / reduces some types of distortion by using different types of map projections. Cartographer
is a way of drawing the earth's surface that reduces distortion by using different types of maps Map Projections
is a representation of natural and made-made features on the earth Topographic Map
is actuality a series off satellites that orbit more than a 100 miles above the earth Landsat
is a weather satellite GOES (Geostationary Operational Environment system)
stores info about the world in a digital database GIS (Geographic Information System)
provides the absolute location to the user and track animals GPS (Global Positioning System)
determine how much detail is on a map Scale
help you see the types of landforms and bodies of water found in a specific area Physical Map
show features on the earth’s surface that humans created Political Map
focuses on specific area and the info in it (focuses on one thing) Thematic Map
location, place, region, movement, human-environment interaction The Five Themes
Created by: P.V.A.
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