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scientific study of the location of people and activities across earth and the reasons for their distributions

human geography

deals with social, economic and behavioral processes that differentiate places

physical geography

examines natural processes occurring at the earth's surface that provide the physical setting for human activities


a two dimensional representation of earth's surface or a portion of it


the science of making maps


a specific point on earth distinguished by a particular character


an area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features


relationship between the portion of earth being studied and earth as a whole


the physical gap or interval between two objects


relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space


system used to transfer locations from earth's surface to a flat map


a system that determines accurately the precise position of something on earth


a computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data

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