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  1. Topographic maps
  2. spatial perspective
  3. geoid
  4. site
  5. environmental geography
  1. a the intersection between human and physical geography, which explores the spatial impacts humans have on the physical environment and vice versa.
  2. b 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.
  3. c the actual shape of the earth, which is rough and oblate, or slightly squashed; the earth's circumference is longer around the equateor than it is along the meridians, from noth-south circumference.
  4. d the absolute location of a place, described by local relief, landforms, and other cultural or physical characteristics.
  5. e maps 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the actual or potential relationship between two places, usually referring to economic interactions.
  2. 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.
  3. human-induced changes on the natural environment
  4. 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.
  5. individual maps of specific features that are overlaid on one another in a Geographical Information System to understand and analyze a spatial relationship.

5 True/False questions

  1. peters map projectiona 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.


  2. pattisonthe relative location of a place in relation to the physical and cultural characteristics of the surrounding area and the connections and interdependencies within that system; a place's spatial context.


  3. cartogramsa 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.


  4. choropleth mapconcepts or rules that can be applied universally


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