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Chapter 1 Vocabulary
Chapter 1 Looking at the Earth
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the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on the earth.
the exact place on earth where a geographic feature, such as a city, is found.
describes a place in comparison to other places around it.
each half of the globe.
the imaginary line that divides the north and south hemispheres
the imaginary line dividing the east and west hemispheres
a set of imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator...also called "parallels"
a set of imaginary lines that go around the earth over the poles...also called "meridians"
a three-dimensional representation of the earth.
a two-dimensional representation of selected parts of the Earth's surface.
a way of drawing Earth's surface by presenting a round Earth on flat paper.
a representation of natural and man-made features on the earth.
a series of satellites that orbit more than 100 miles above earth and can scan the entire Earth in 16 days.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
stores information about the world in a digital database.
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