Unformatted text preview: b. Noon occurs when the sun is at it’s highest point in the sky i. Noon will be slightly different for every degree of longitude c. Earth is divided into 24 hours i. 360 degrees / 24 hours = 15 1. Each time zone is 1 hour or 15 degrees in longitude 5. Greenwich Mean Time vs. Local Solar Time a. Earth rotates to the east 6. Location – Site and Situation a. Physical characteristics of a location – Site i. Climate ii. Soils iii. Topography iv. Vegetation v. Hilltops vi. River crossings vii. Islands 1. historically important in town establishment viii. junctions 1. historically important for defense and trade ix. absolute distance from other places b. Physical characteristics of a location – Situation i. Relationship of a place to another place ii. Change over time 1. technical advances in transport, communications iii. physical distance/relative distance 1. time vs. distance...
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- Spring '08
- Geography, Coordinated Universal Time, Euclidean geometry, Time zone, local solar time