Geography - Test 1
Terms in this set (17)
the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries.
Distance north or south of the equator
an imaginary line extending around the earth parallel to the equator (basically another term for latitude)
1/360 of the distance around a circle
an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°.
the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and the terrestrial poles.
the earth's zero of longitude, which by convention passes through Greenwich, England.
Flat surface / lane
spherical rounded object
the ratio of elements on a map relative the real world
When you transfer material to a map, distortion refers to how much the material is being changed
Fancy compass that shows the directionality of the map
North East South West
The place on the map that identifies what the colors/symbols/lines on a map mean.
What are some ways that geographers study the world?
Visit regions and observe/record the features and analyze how the people interact with the land.
- People study how farming effects eco systems
- People who study how to build roads in certain places
The 5 Themes of Geography
Human Environment Interaction
Movement of Peoples