Intro to Geography

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Geography
the study of our Earth
Geographer
someone who studies the Earth from many different view points
5 Themes of Geography
Place, Region, Human-Environment Interaction, Location and Movement
Absolute location
describes the place's exact position on the Earth (will absolutely find you)
Relative Location
explains where a place is by describing places near it (will get you relatively close)
Globe
a round ball that represents the Earth
Scale
size
Distortion
a change in accuracy of the shapes and distances of places
Compass Rose
model of a compass which tells the cardinal directions (N,S,E,W)
Map Scale
on a map it tells you the relative distance on the map to the real world
Key
or legend, on a map explains what the symbols on a map represent
Grids
usually latitude and longitude lines, letters and numbers are used to help you find a location

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