exact location of a place on the earth described by global coordinates: meridians and parallels.
Daylight Savings Time
pushes the clock forward one hour in the spring in order to allow more sunlight in the afternoon during the warm spring and summer months.
a branch of geography that centers on the interaction of human and physical geography on the environment.
imaginary circle (line) that lies exactly halfway between North/South at 0 degrees latitude.
Formal Regions(or uniform regions)
an area that has striking similarities in terms of one or a few physical or cultural features.
GIS( geographic information system)
a computer system that captures, stores, analyzes and displays data.
the expansion of economic, political, and cultural activities to the point they reach and have impact on many areas of the world.
GPS(global positioning system)
system that uses a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers to determine precise absolute locations on earth.
Grid Pattern( or rectilinear pattern)
reflects a rectangular system or land survey adopted in much of the country under the Ordinance of 1785.
a branch of geography that focuses on people, dealing with how human activity affects or is influenced by the earth's surface.
the time in a particular region/area expressed with reference to the meridian passing through it.
have centers of operation in many parts of globe, where economic globalization is apparent through the proliferation of.
regions that aren't formal and functional; they are places that people believe to exist as part of their cultural identity.
a specific point on earth with human and physical characteristics that distinguish it from other points.
Physical Site Characteristic
a location that includes climate, topography, soil, water sources, vegetation, and elevation.
located at the observatory in Greenwich, England at 0 degrees longitude; an imaginary line that separates the globe into two halves, East and West.
an organization of earth's surface into distinct areas that are viewed different from other ares.
relationship between the size of an object or distance between objects on a map and the ACTUAL object or distance on earth's surface.
the relationship of a settlement site to its surroundings and thus a factor in whether the settlement will grow or not.
Space Time Compression
a term used by geographers to describe the changes that rapid connections among places and regions have brought.
location of places, people, and events, and the connections among places and landscapes.
U.S. Census Bureau
one the biggest employers of geographers in the U.S.; government program that surveys the population every ten years in order to aid official plans and fund certain programs.