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  1. situation
  2. cultural ecology
  3. Azimuthal projection
  4. breaking point
  5. ptolemy
  1. a projection in which either the north or south pole is oriented at the center of the map.
  2. b the outer edge of a city's sphere of influence, used in the law of retail gravitation to describe the area of a city's hinterlands that depend on that city for its retail supply.
  3. c the relative location of a place in relation to the physical and cultural characteristics of the surrounding area and the connections and interdependencies within that system; a place's spatial context.
  4. d roman geographer-astronomer and author of Guide to Geography which included maps containing a grid system of latitude and longitude.
  5. e the study of the interactions between societies and the natural environments they live in

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. an intellectual framework that looks at the particular locations of specific phenomena, how and why that phenomena is where it is, and, finally, how it is spatially related to phenomena in other places.
  2. the line of longitude that marks where each new day begins, centered on the 180th meridian.
  3. concepts or rules that can be applied universally
  4. theory and practice of making visual representations of the earth's surface in the form of maps
  5. a map's smallest discernable unit

5 True/False Questions

  1. stimulus diffusionthe relative location of a place in relation to the physical and cultural characteristics of the surrounding area and the connections and interdependencies within that system; a place's spatial context.

          

  2. Robinson projectionprojection that attempts to balance several possible projection errors. It does not maintain completely accurate area, shape, distance, or direction, but it minimizes errors in each.

          

  3. eratosthenesconcepts or rules that can be applied universally

          

  4. cartogramsa type of thematic map that transforms space such that the political unit with the greatest value for some type of data is represented by the largest relative area.

          

  5. quantitative revolutiona period in human geography associated with the wide-spread adoption of mathematical models and statistical techniques.

          

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