GEOG1000 exam one study guide
GEOG1000 exam one study guide GEOG1000
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Exam 1- Study Guide Geography= “earth description” Latitude/ longitude= absolute location Five fundamental themes o Place, region, location, movement, human-environment relationships Vernacular o Region defined by people’s perceptions Interviews/ surveys o Ways of defining perceptual region and sense of place Functional region o Has a node or core that other places in the region are functionally linked to. Formal region o Region that has rather uniform characteristics Ex. Down South = country accents Geography differs from other disciplines o Its focus on “spatial phenomena” Broad subdivision that studies aspects of natural environment = physical geography Maps Types o Cartogram o Choropleth o Contour map o Dot density o Proportional symbol o Area qualitative Most satellite images are comprised of rows and columns of pixels On any single projected map of the world, only one or two of four types of distortions will be accurately corrected What remote sensor detects emitted heat? o Thermal scanner What map projections preserve the true areas? o Equivalent Four properties preserved by map projections o Area o Shape o Distance o Direction Active sensors o Radar and LIDAR Latitude/ longitude is NOT a planar coordinate system Cylinder= developable surface used for map projections GIS o Capture, store, retrieve, analyze, and display spatial data LIDAR o Remote sensor that create highly accurate maps of the terrain Spatially correlated o Two phenomena that show similar patterns when mapped GPS o Acronym for the system of satellites that uses a ground receiver to determine location and elevation on the earth’s surface Cartography o The science and art of making maps Remote sensing o Detecting information about the surface of the earth using cameras, etc. without coming in direct contact with it.
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