the natural environmental features that impact the earth.
weather conditions in a region over a long time
Plants in a region
a map element with arrows pointing in all four principal directions.
helps to determine real distances between points
a map that emphasizes a particular theme or special topic such as the average distribution of rainfall in an area.
lines drawn around the world in an east-west direction
lines drawn around the world in a north-south direction
The line of latitude that is at 0 ̊.From this point we measure the distance north and south.
The line of longitude that is at 0 ̊.From this point we measure the distance east and west.
The way a society acquires, process, and distributes resources
The way in which people interact
The common behaviors, possessions, and beliefs of a people.
The government system – the act of governing the people.
the study of human populations, including how they change due to births, deaths, aging, and migration.
steady improvements in a country’s economy and in people’s quality of life.
countries that are less productive economically and have lower standards of living.
a wealthy country with an advanced economy; many industries and a comfortable way of life for most of their people.
countries that have features of both more developed and less developed countries; Cities may be modern but rural areas and small towns are poor.
designated areas that have official boundaries such as counties, cities, states and countries. Ex. USA, Texas, Collin County, Allen.
to introduce industry into (an area) on a large scale
Different places that are linked to together and function as a unit. Ex. DFW airport
Places that reflect human feelings or attitudes. Ex. The South, Dixie, “back home”
the act of being spread or scattered over a range, area or volume of a place.
the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data
a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically-referenced information,
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
an area with one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas.