World Geo Chapter 1

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What are the 2 categories of geography and describe them

Human-study of human activities
Physical-Where and why natural forces occur as they do

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What are the three ways a map scale is represented?

A ration/fraction, written scale, of graphic scale

3

What is projection and how can it be distorted?

A transfer from location of Earth's surface to a flat map. Shape, distance, relative size, and direction are distortion.

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What was the Land Ordinance of 1785?

When the country was divided into townships and ranges, including principle meridians, base lines, and sections

5

What contemporary tools can be used for geography?

GPS for positioning, remote sensing for data, and GIS for displaying data.

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What is the difference between site and situaiton?

Site- physical characteristic of place
Situation- Realtive to other places

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How do you describe a mathematical location of somewhere?

Meridian, longitude, and Prime Meridian
Parallel and latitude

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What are the three types of regions?

Formal, functional, and vernacular

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Describe and explain how the regions are different

Formal- same characteristics
Function- focal point
Vernacular- perception

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Why is what is one reason culture is important to geography?

Production of material wealth

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What are the four biomes?

Forest, Savanna, Grassland, and Desert

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What is a polder?

A piece of land that was created by drainig water from that area. Created by the Dutch

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What is density and what are its types?

The frequency with which something occurs in space. Arithmetic, physiological, agricultural.

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What is diffusion?

The process from which a characteristic spreads across space from time to time.

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How is hearth related to diffusion?

Hearth: Where a place originates

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What type of diffusion is it if and idea is spread through physical movement of people?

Relocation diffusion

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What are 3 types of expansion diffusion?

Hierarchial, Contagious, and stimulus

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What is the gap in economic conditions between regions in the core and periphery that results from globalization of the economy?

Uneven development

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What does every point on earth have?

A location and position

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What is cartography?

The science of making maps