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What are the two purposes of a map?

1) Reference tool
2) Communication tool

2

What are the ways map scales can be presented?

1) Ratio or fraction
2) Written
3) Graphic

3

What are the four types of distortions?

1) shape
2) distance
3) relative size
4) direction

4

What did the Land Ordinance of 1785 separate the U.S into? What are each of those separated into? What are the north-south lines and east-west lines between the townships?

U.S. was separated into townships.
Townships are separated into 36 sections.
North-south=principal meridians.
East-west=base lines.

5

What are the three elements of a GPS? What does GPS stand for?

1) Satellites
2) Tracking stations
3) A receiver
GPS stand for Global Positioning System.

6

What is the key to GIS? What does it stand for?

The key is geocoding (position of object measured, recorded, and stored).
GIS stands for Geographic Information System.

7

What is the difference between site and situation?

Site=physical character.
Situation=location relative to other places.

8

What is the difference between meridians and parallels?

Meridians=longitude (north-south).
Parallels=latitude (east-west).

9

What are the three types of regions?

1) Formal
2) Functional
3) Vernacular

10

What are the four main biomes?

1) Forest
2) Savanna
3) Grassland
4) Desert

11

How do transnational corporations relate to globalization?

Transnational corporations operate, do research, and sell things in many different countries and globalization is something that involves the whole world.

12

What are the three properties of distribution?

1) Density
2) Concentration
3) Pattern

13

What are three types of density?

1) Arithmetic
2) Physiological
3) Agricultural

14

What are the two types of concentration?

Clustered and dispersed.

15

What are the two types of diffusion? What are the three processes that the second type can result from?

1) Relocation diffusion
2) Expansion diffusion
1.Hierarchical
2.Contagious
3.Stimulus