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Chapter 1 Key Issue 1

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geography
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
map
a two dimensional representation of earth's surface or a portion of it
cartography
the science of making maps
place
a specific point on earth distinguished by a particular character
region
an area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features
scale
relationship between the portion of earth being studied and earth as a whole
space
the physical gap or interval between two objects
connections
relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space
projection
system used to transfer locations from earth's surface to a flat map
GPS
a system that determines accurately the precise position of something on earth
GIS
a computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data