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 square normally 6 miles on a side. The Land Ordinance of 1785 divided much of the United States into a series of townships.
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or from another long-distance method
An area in which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics, uniform region
a place that that people believe exists as a part of their cultural identity, perceptual region
A company that conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in many countries, not just where its headquarters or shareholders are located, McDonalds, IBM, and Coca-Cola
International Date Line
180 degrees longitude, located in the pacific, an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
The spread of an innovation or an idea through a population in an area in such a way that the number of those influenced grows continuously larger, resulting in an expanding area of dissemination.
spreads rapidly from a point by proximity, the closer the more likely it is to spread
compares a distance on a map with a distance in the real world, shows the ratio between distances on a map and distances on the earth
ways of drawing the earth on a flat surface, things that typically become distorted: Shape, Size, Direction, and Distance. SSDD
geographic information system, a computer system that stores, organizes, retrieves, analyzes, and displays geographic data
first person to use the word geography, Greek mathematician and astronomer who estimated the circumference of the earth and the distances to the moon and sun (276-194 BC)
the concept that the distribution of one phenomenon is scientifically related to the location of other phenomena