an area of Earth distinguished by a distinctive combination of cultural and physical features
Land Ordinance of 1785
A law that divided much of the United States into a system of townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers.
a north-south line designated in the Land Ordinance of 1785 to facilitate the surveying and numbering of townships in the united states
An east-west line designated under the Land Ordinance of 1785 to facilitate the surveying and numbering of townships in the United States
a square normally 1 mile on a side. the land ordinance of 1785 divided townships in the United States into 36 sections
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods.
A system that determines the precise position of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and recievers.
A circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at right angles to the meridians.
The numbering system used to indicate the location of meridians drawn on a globe and measuring distance east and west of the prime meridian (0°).
The meridian, designated at 0° longitude, which passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England.
The numbering system used to indicate the location of parallels drawn on a globe and measuring distance north and south of the equator
International Date Line
An arc that for the most part follows 180° longitude, although it deviates in several places to avoid dividing land areas. When you cross the International Date Line heading east (toward America), the clock moves back 24 hours, or one entire day. When you go west (toward Asia), the calendar moves ahead one day.
An approach to geography that emphasizes the relationships among social and physical phemona in a particular area study
An area within which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics.
An internal representation of a portion of Earth's surface based on what an individual knows about a place, containing personal impressions of what is in a place and where places are located.
The body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition.
A nineteenth- and early twentieth-century approach to the study of geography that argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences. Geography was therefore the study of how the physical environment caused human activities.
The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
A substance in the environment that is useful to people, is economically and technologically feasible to access, and is socially acceptable to use.