the global grid
The imaginary lines that divide up the world.
Maps that tell stories, typically showing the degree of some attribute of the movement of a geographic phenomenon.
Maps that use colors, symbols, lines, or dots to show information related to a specific idea.
maps that illustrate the movement of people, goods, ideas, or physical processes
tropic of capricorn
a line of latitude about 23 degrees South of the equator
tropic of cancer
a line of latitude about 23 degrees North of the equator
very close or connected in space or time
shows economic activity in different areas
geographic information systems
system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographically referenced data.
shows small area but great detail
the surface features of a place or region. The topography of a region includes hills, valleys, streams, lakes, bridges, tunnels, and roads. (man made)
consisting of or derived from tradition
an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles to the equator
the study of weather and atmosphere
themes of geography
shows large area
special purpose maps
Any variety of maps to show a particular topic, such as population or land use.
social, political, interactions with human and enviroment, culture, economy
Government has programs to make sure families have fewer children.
Why are maps distorted? What are the 3 distortions?
Cant project a 3d object on to paper: size, shape, and distance
What is the demographic transition model? What can we learn?
Shows birthrate,death rate. We learn population changes like growing, shrinking, staying the same, and the level of economic development
Why do we use regions to organize our complex world?
compare and contrast cultures, look at change overtime
What factors contribute to population growth and population explosions?
more laborers needed (people to work) and surpluses of food