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Chapter 1: How Geographers Look at the World
the study of physical features of the earth's surface
the making or study of maps or charts
locating a place in relation to other places
lines of latitude and longitude that are used to locate specific points on a globe
defined by popular feelings rather than data
imaginary line that runs around the earth halfway between the North and South Poles; horizontal, northern and southern hemispheres
the 0 degree north-south line that runs through Greenwich, England; vertical, eastern and western hemispheres
(cultural geography) study of human activities and their relationship to the cultural and physical environments
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
computer tools that process and organize data satellite images with other pieces of information gathered.
central place and the surrounding area linked to it (e.g. highway systems)
particular space with physical and human meaning
exact location of a place on the earth described by global coordinates
halves of the globe divided by the equator and prime meridian; northern and southern, western and eastern
global positioning system
GPS; a set of satellites used to help determine location anywhere on the earth's surface with a portable electronic device
Science dealing with the atmosphere and weather
living and nonliving things in an environment, together with their interactions
distance east or west on the earth's surface, measured in degrees from a certain meridian; up and down
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator; left to right