Chapter 1 Vocabulary
Terms in this set (20)
great circle route
an imaginary line th atfollows the curve of the Earth and represents the shortest distance between two points.
a mathmetical formula used to represent the curved surface of the Earth on the flat surface of a map
a map created by projecting an image of the Earth onto a geometric plane
a map created by projecting Earth's image onto a cylinder
a map created by projecting an image of Earth onto a cone placed over part of an Earth model.
the exact position of a place on the Earth's surface
location in relation to other places
the height above sea level
the variation in elevation across an area of Earth's land
emphasizes a particular theme or subject
existing or lying within
global positioning system (GPS)
a navigational system that can determine absolute location by using satellites and receivers on Earth
the sceince of obtaining information about an object or area from a distance, typically from instruments in aircraft to satellites.
a way aof looking at the human and physical patterns on Earth and their relationships to one another
the specific location of a place, including its physical setting
the geographic position of a place in relation to other places or features of a larger region
a region defined by a common characteristic such as production of a product
of first rank, importance, or value
a central place and the surrounding territory linked to it
a region defined by popular deelings and images rather than by objective data
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