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geography

scientific study of the location of people and activities across earth and the reasons for their distributions

human geography

deals with social, economic and behavioral processes that differentiate places

physical geography

examines natural processes occurring at the earth's surface that provide the physical setting for human activities

map

a two dimensional representation of earth's surface or a portion of it

cartography

the science of making maps

place

a specific point on earth distinguished by a particular character

region

an area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features

scale

relationship between the portion of earth being studied and earth as a whole

space

the physical gap or interval between two objects

connections

relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space

projection

system used to transfer locations from earth's surface to a flat map

GPS

a system that determines accurately the precise position of something on earth

GIS

a computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data

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