the relationship between the size of an object or distance between objects on a map and the size of the actual object or distance on the earth's surface
a specific point on earth with human and physical characteristics that distinguish it from other points
the organization of earth's surface into distinct areas that are viewed as different from other areas
the expansion of economic, political and cultural activities to the point that they reach and have impact on many areas of the world
the location of places,people,and events, and the connections among places and landscapes
concentrates on patterns of human activity and on their relationships with the environment.
framework that notices patterns of both natural and human environments, distributions of people, and locations of all kinds of objects
an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator
The numbering system used to indicate the location of meridians drawn on a globe and measuring distance east and west of the prime meridian (0°).
The meridian, designated at 0° longitude, which passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England.
an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles
the regional position or situation of a place relative to the position of other places
a map projection of the earth onto a cylinder
Pro- shows true direction
Con - things on poles appear bigger than they really are
Projection that attempts to balance several possible projection errors. It does not maintain completely accurate area, shape, distance, or direction, but it minimizes errors in each.
Shows the correct areas of landmasses and oceans, directions are accurate, but it is distorts Africa and South America
any of the 24 regions of the globe (loosely divided by longitude) throughout which the same standard time is used
The actual time in a given location based upon the Sun's position at the Midheaven (noon) of the place. Abbreviated LMT; also called True Local Time (TLT).
daylight savings time
Setting of cloaks ahead by one hour to provide more daylight at the end of the day during late spring, summer, and early fall.
International Date Line
an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian that shows where the date changes
rectilinear (grid) pattern
checkerboard rural pattern that reflects rectangular system of land survey - looks like grid
An area within which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics.
perceptual (vernacular) regions
no formal boundries/ an area that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity ex: "The South"
describes the changes that rapid connections among places and regions have brought
A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data. Geographic Information System
a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver; Global Positioning System
US Census Bureau
government program that surveys the population every ten years in order to aid official plans and fund certain programs (ex: school construction, transportation systems, police/fire services, public housing, etc)
Greek mathematician and astronomer who estimated the circumference of the earth and the distances to the moon and sun (276-194 BC)
Greek geographer-astronomer and author of (Guide to Geography) which included maps containing a grid system of latitude and longitude also recalculated the circumference of the earth to be much smaller. Lived 500 years before Eratosthenes.
An 11th century Arab geographer that worked for the king of Sicily to collect geographical information into a remarkably accurate representation of the world. Under his direction, an academy of geographers gathered maps and went out on their own scientific expeditions.
George Perkins Marsh
Publishes Man and Nature later titled The Earth as Modified by Human Nature, first analysis on humans impact on the earth, First environmentalist and "fountain head" of conservation
Geographer from the University of California at Bed defined the concept of cultural landscape as the fundamental un graphical analysis. This landscape results from interaction betwee and the physical environment. Sauer argued that virtually no land escaped alteration by human activities.
The intersection between human and physical geography, which explores the spatial impacts humans have on the physical environment and vice versa.
lived in the late 6th and 5th centuries B.C.E, created a map that was accurate around Greece but other areas were much more vague.
German philosopher and geographer identified geography as the study of interrelated spatial patterns.