Geography_unit 1 Vocabulary Terms

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Geography_unit 1 Vocabulary Terms
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  1. study of how humans behave physically and psychologically in relation to particular environments.
    human factors
  2. A feature of the environment that affects organism function and population growth rates
    Physical factors
  3. weather conditions in a region over a long time
    climate
  4. all the plants or plant life of a plane, taken as a whole
    vegetation
  5. map key
    legend
  6. a map element with arrows pointing in all 4 directions
    compass rose
  7. measures distance on a map
    scale
  8. shows particular theme connected with specific geographic areas
    thematic map
  9. lines on a globe drawn in an east-west direction and measure in degrees
    latitude
  10. lines on a globe drawn in a north-south direction and measured in degrees.
    longitude
  11. an imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the north pole and south pole
    equator
  12. imaginary line drawn from the north pole through Greenwich, England, to the south pole
    prime meridian
  13. pertaining to production, distribution, and use of income, wealth and commodities.
    economic
  14. human society, relationships, languages
    social
  15. ideas, customs, and social behavior of society
    culture
  16. government/politics
    political
  17. human population, as the # of births and deaths
    demographic
  18. act or process of growth, progress
    developement
  19. emerging markets
    less developed
  20. high levels of economic development
    more developed
  21. a country whose level of economic development ranks between the developing and first world classification
    newly industrialized
  22. region with one or more common features that make it different  from surrounding areas
    formal regions
  23. the process by which manufacturing based on machine power becomes widespread in an area
    industrialized
  24. region made up of two different places that are linked and function as a unit
    functional regions
  25. ability to interpret or become aware of something through the senses
    perceptual/vernacular
  26. an area with one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas
    regions
  27. statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition or structure.
    social distribution
  28. the study or use of systems for storing retrieving and sending information
    information technology
  29. global system of U.S. navigational satellites developed to provide precise data
    global positioning systems
  30. system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze and manage and present geographic data.
    Geographic information system (GIS)
  31. an area with one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas
    region

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