Geography 5 Part 2

Geography 5 Part 2 - GEOG 5 Fall 2011 People Place...

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GEOG 5 Fall 2011 People, Place, Environment Study Guide for Exam 1 the Earth's size and shape-Earth-flattened a little b/c of rotation, 8000mi in diameter, equator-27mi longer than from N-S Pole, very smooth; land area and water area on Earth surface-71% surface is water 29% land; latitude-longitude grid (graticule) –humans invented, together they specify any location on Earth surface; meridians and parallels- lines(parallels) of latitude-flat and lines(meridians) of longitude all straight lines; prime meridian – 0degree longitude running through Greenwich, UK; geographic information-spacially references, properties, include earth’s surface location of that store on maps, pieces of paper-analyze, digital info-databases; remote sensing-collect info of area without having sensor in direct physical contact with it like thru aerial or satellite; aerial photographs-photography via airplanes still useful; electromagnetic spectrum-light shows which areas are active at nighttime; multispectral scanning; resolution; definition of maps and cartography-maps that show large area show small map, maps that
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