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GEOG1000 exam one study guide

by: Chelsea Scott

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Scott Wade
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Chelsea Scott on Wednesday February 10, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to GEOG1000 at East Carolina University taught by Scott Wade in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 63 views. For similar materials see PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENT in Geography at East Carolina University.


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Date Created: 02/10/16
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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