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5 Matching questions

  1. site
  2. idiographic
  3. spatial perspective
  4. mercator projection
  5. earth system science
  1. a pertaining to the unique facts or characteristics of a particular place.
  2. b a true conformal cylindrical map projection, particularly useful for navigation because it maintains accurate direction. Famous for its distortion in area that makes landmasses at the poles appear oversized.
  3. c systematic approach to physical geography that looks at the interaction between the earth's physical systems and processes on a global scale.
  4. d the absolute location of a place, described by local relief, landforms, and other cultural or physical characteristics.
  5. e an intellectual framework that looks at the particular locations of specific phenomena, how and why that phenomena is where it is, and, finally, how it is spatially related to phenomena in other places.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. projection in which either the north or south pole is oriented at the center of the map.
  2. a set of computer tools used to capture, store, transform,analyze, and display geographic data.
  3. the outer edge of a city's sphere of influence, used in the law of retail gravitation to describe the area of a city's hinterlands that depend on that city for its retail supply.
  4. the head librarian at Alexandria during the third century B.C.; he was one of the first cartographers. Performed a remarkable accurate computation of the earth's circumference. He is also credited with coining the term "geography".
  5. a set of satellites used to help determine location anywhere on the earth's surface with a portable electronic device.

5 True/False questions

  1. Topographic mapsmaps that use isolines to represent constant elevations. If you took this map out into the field and walked exactly along the path of an isoline on your map, you would always stay at the same elevation.

          

  2. gravity modelthe outer edge of a city's sphere of influence, used in the law of retail gravitation to describe the area of a city's hinterlands that depend on that city for its retail supply.

          

  3. International Date Linethe line of longitude that marks where each new day begins, centered on the 180th meridian.

          

  4. large-scaleusually have higher resolution and cover much smaller regions.

          

  5. sense of placefeelings evoked by people as a result of certain experiences and memories associated with a particular place.

          

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