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Unformatted text preview: b. Noon occurs when the sun is at its 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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