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19 terms

Geography Ch 1

These are the vocabulary terms for Chapter 1 in Mr. Rundquist's class
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cartogrophers
mapmakers
latitude
lines on the globe that stay paralell
longitude
lines on a globe that determine distances between east and west
the global grid
a way to find an exact location on a globe
Northern Hemisphere
area of a globe North of the equator
Southern Hemishpers
area of a globe South of the Equator
Eastern Hemisphere
area of a globe East of the Prime Meridian
Western Hemishpere
area of a globe West of the Prime Meridian
site
a specific location of a place including it's physical setting
Situation
an expression of relative location
Place
a particular place with physical and human meaning
regions
three types formal, functional, and perceptual
formal region
The Iron Range, The North Shore, The Twin Cities
functional region
a city and it's surrounding areas
perceptual region
The Heartland of America
ecosystem
a community of plants and animals that are co-dependant
movement
people, goods, and ideas traveling
Human-Enviroment interaction
How people use and change a place
Geographic Information systems
computer programs that organize data and relate it with satilite images