unit 1 vocab- geography

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unit 1 vocab- geography
2013-09-12 21:05:15
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  1.  the human interactions that impact the earth
    Human Factors

  2.  the natural environmental features that impact the earth.
    Physical factors
  3.  weather conditions in a region over a long time

  4.  Plants in a region

  5.   Map key
  6. a map element with arrows pointing in all four principal directions.
    Compass rose  

  7.  helps to determine real distances between points

  8. a map that emphasizes a particular theme or special topic such as the average distribution of rainfall in an area.
    Thematic Map  

  9.  lines drawn around the world in an east-west direction

  10.  lines drawn around the world in a north-south direction
  11.   The line of latitude that is at 0 ̊.  From this point we measure the distance north and south.

  12. The line of longitude that is at 0 ̊.  From this point we measure the distance east and west.
    Prime Meridian

  13.  The way a society acquires, process, and distributes resources

  14.   The way in which people interact

  15.  The common behaviors, possessions, and beliefs of a people.

  16. The government system – the act of governing the people.

  17.   the study of human populations, including how they change due to births, deaths, aging, and migration.

  18.   steady improvements in a country’s economy and in people’s quality of life.
  19. countries that are less productive economically and have lower standards of living.
    • Less Developed  

  20. a wealthy country with an advanced economy; many industries and a comfortable way of life for most of their people.
    More Developed  

  21.   countries that have features of both more developed and less developed countries; Cities may be modern but rural areas and small towns are poor.
    Newly Industrializing
  22. designated areas that have official boundaries such as counties, cities, states and countries. Ex. USA, Texas, Collin County, Allen.
    • Formal regions  
  23. to introduce industry into (an area) on a large scale
    • Industrialized   
  24. Different places that are linked to together and function as a unit. Ex. DFW airport
    • Functional regions  
  25.  Places that reflect human feelings or attitudes. Ex. The South, Dixie, “back home”
    • Perceptual/Vernacular regions
  26. the act of being spread or scattered over a range, area or volume of a place.
    • Spatial distribution
  27. the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data
    • Information technology  
  28. 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)   
  29. a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically-referenced information,
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  
  30. an area with one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas.
    • Region