5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- proportional symbols map
- mercator projection
- a the costs involved in moving goods from one place to another
- b scale that usually depicts large areas on a map
- c a thematic map in which the size of a chosen symbol- such as a circle or triangle- indicates the relative magnitude of some statistical value for a given geographic region.
- d a type of thematic map that transforms space such that the political unit with the greatest value for some type of data is represented by the largest relative area.
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- a mathematical formula that describes the level of interaction between two places, based on the size of their populations and their distance from each other.
- human-induced changes on the natural environment
- observation and mathematical measurement of the earth's surface using aircraft and satellites. The sensors include both photographic images, thermal images, multispectral scanners, and radar images.
- a map's smallest discernable unit
- he claimed that geography drew from four distinct traditions: the earth-science tradition, the culture-environment tadition, the locational tradition, and the area-analysis tradition.
5 True/False questions
carl sauer → geographer from the University of California at Berkeley who defined the concept of cultural landscape as the fundamental unit of geographical analysis. This landscape results from interaction between humans and the physical environment. He argued that virtually no landscape has escaped alteration by human activities.
prime meridian → a map's smallest discernable unit
ptolemy → roman geographer-astronomer and author of Guide to Geography which included maps containing a grid system of latitude and longitude.
isoline → the absolute location of a place, described by local relief, landforms, and other cultural or physical characteristics.
law of retail gravitation → law that states that people will be drawn to larger cities to conduct their business because larger cities have a wider influence on the hinterlands that surround them.