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Ap Test #1

What is Cartography? The science of making maps
List the Mercator Peojections strengths and weakness. Strengths; Excellent when used ONLY for direction and navigation. Weakness; Extreme distortion @ poles
List the Robinson projections strengths and weakness. Strengths; preserves accuracy at the poles & minimizes disortion at the poles. Weakness;Some relative directions may be inaccurate.
List the Fuller projections strengths and weakness. Strengths; Maintains accurate size and shape of landmasses. Weakness; Direction (N,S,E,W) is completely rearranged.
List the Azimuthal projections strengths and weakness. Srengths; Very accurate view of the poles. Weakness;Distortion increases as you move away from the poles.
Formal Region Is also called uniform region. Its an area within which everyone shares in one common or distinctive characterists. Ex. United states.
Functional Region Is also called Nodal Region. Its organized around a node or focal point. A example of this is farming in the mid-west.
Vernacular Region Is also called Perceptual Region. A place that people believe exists as part of their cultural indentity. A example of this is that people say the north is made up of industry.
Physical Geo Study of Spartial understanding. Natural Processes. Involves mapping both landforms (political & climate maps. Focus- physical earth. Earth science.
Human Geo Study of how humans use the world. How humans organize the world and our relationship with phyical environmrnt. Focus- humans. social science.
Mental Map Represents knowledge a person has of an area.
Cultural Ecology The geographic study of human-environment relationships.
GIS A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes and displays gepgraphic data.
Scale Refers to the the relationship of a features size on a map to its actual size.
Site Second way geographers describe the location of a place.
toponyn The name given to a portion of earths surface.
Concentration the spread of something in a given area
Where is the prime merdian located? at 0 degrees longitude.
Where is the equator located? at 0 degress latitude
Created by: Ayha