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in studying human systems, what do geographers look at?
how people compete or cooperate to change or control aspects of the earth to meet their needs.
which line of longitude represents the prime meridian?
what is the relative location of the Tropic of Capricorn in relation to the equator?
the Tropic of Capricorn is south of the equator.
what absolute location shown on the global grid is closest to the artic circle?
the variation in elevation across an area of earths land?
defined by popular feelings and images rather than by objective data?
a central place and the surrounding territory linked to it?
a navigational system that can determine absolute location by using satellites and receivers on earth?
global positioning system
a way of looking at the human and physical patterns on earth?
a mathematical formula used to represent the curved surface of the earth on the flat surface of a map?
what is defined by a common characteristic?
the height of a land surface above the level of the sea.
what do geographers study?
how physical features and processes of land, water, and climate interact with plants and animals to create, support, or change ecosystems.
what theme occurs over and over again in the study of geography?
the ongoing movement of people, goods, and ideas.
how does geography help us understand the present?
it help us understand the present by giving us the absolute locations of certain places by looking at every aspect of the earths systems so it helps understand human economics, societies, and cultures.
how do mental maps help a geographer interpret the past?
by comparing the place it was to the place it is now mentally.
how might a specific location on Earth be found using absolute location, as well as relative location?
relative: the store near target. absolute: someones house by address
when might cartographers use a physical map versus a thematic map?
they would use a physical map when they want to know what physical features are where.
explain why a truck driver might use a global positioning system to find a delivery location?
a gps is used to find absolute location so they would use it to deliver the package to the correct place.
what kind of information is entered into a geographic information system?
maps, satellite images, printed text, and statistical data base.
most accurate at the equator; often use for see navigation.
often used to measure short great circle routes.
often used to create maps of the north and south poles.
A person's personal perception of places that comes from within
satellites send or: information from one place to another through radio signals.
when a region has a: product or characteristic, it is defined as a formal region.
geographers: information about areas through observation, mapping, and interviewing.
the rise and fall of birth and death rates represent a: in population that reflect how a society has changed.
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