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GeogTest1Review - o Antimeridian- 180 degrees from Prime...

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Geography 1001 Test 1 Review Site and situation? o Site - the physical and cultural characteristics of the place itself o Situation - the external relations of a place Absolute and relative location? o Absolute - precise in a pre-defined system o Relative - relative location to other places What does this lead to? o Connectivity accessibility diffusion o Leads to globalization Grid system - a set of imaginary lines drawn across the face of the earth o Key components: North and South poles Equator Prime Meridian Latitude - the angular distance north or south of the equator, 90 degrees N or S Longitude - the angular distance east or west of the Prime Meridian
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Unformatted text preview: o Antimeridian- 180 degrees from Prime Meridian Equinox and Solstice? o Equinox- when the Sun shines directly over the equator o Solstice- occurs twice a year when Earth is oriented directly toward/away from the Sun o This is what causes seasonality. Earths tilt is 23.5 degrees. Three types of thematic maps: o Topographic- Each contour line has a specific value o Cartogram- Sex ratio? o Ratio of number of males to females o Usually 105:100 Gender selection, wars and outmigration of workers affect this...
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