World Geo Honors Ch. 1
What are the two categories of geography?
Human geography and Physical geography
What are the three ways map scales can be presented?
A ratio or fraction, a written scale, and a graphic scale
What are the four types of distortion with projection?
3. relative size
What three elements are in the U.S. GPS system?
1. satellites placed in predetermined orbits
2. tracking stations to monitor and control the satellites
3. a receiver that can locate the satellites and figure out the distance and pinpoint location
What are the three types of regions?
What traits and values are important to a region's culture?
1. the language of the region
2. the religion
3. the ethnicity
What are the two concepts to culture?
1. to care about-adore or worship
2. to take care of-nurse or look after something
What are the five main climate regions in the Koppen system?
C-warm mid-latitude climates
D-cold mid-latitude climates
What two areas in the world are greatly modified?
the Netherlands and the Everglades in Florida
What are the different types of density?
1. arithmetic density
2. physiological density
3. agricultural density
What are the three properties of distribution?
What are the three different processes that expansion diffusion can occur through?
1. hierarchical diffusion
2. contagious diffusion
3. stimulus diffusion`
How is the GIS able to capture, store, query, analyze, and display data?
the GIS creates a mash-up of different information and layers them and makes the map. also, you can change the variables being shown to compare differences and occurences
What are the four main biomes?
1. forest biome
2. savanna biome
3. grassland biome
4. desert biome
What concepts help geographers explain why every place on Earth is unique?
place and region
What are two ways to describe the location of places?
By the name/toponym and by site
What are maps used for?
as a reference tool and as a communication tool
What two concepts explain why every place is unique?
place and region
What concepts help explain why similarities don't come from coincidence?
How many sections are in a township and how big is the township?
the township is a 6 mile square and is divided into a grid that has 36 sections
What are the arcs called for the longitude and latitude systems?
longitude-meridians (Prime Meridian as the 0 degrees)
latitude-parallels (Equator as the 0 degrees)
In modern times, what have geographers rejected for the new idea of possibilism?
What are the physical processes that affect where and how people live and earn a living?
What changes with globalization of culture?
Similarities form through out the world in terms of culture and some cultural traits have been threatened to extinction and cause social problems and tension.