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what is geography?

it is the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on earth surface

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what are the tools that geographers use?

geographers use many different types of tools in order to understand the earth and how people interact with the earth

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explain the difference between maps and globes

The two most important tools your first use our maps and globes. Maps are two dimensional representation of the earth surface and globes are three-dimensional representations of earths surface

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what are specific tools geographers use?

GIS, fieldwork, satellite images, photographs, databases, primary sources, and diagrams

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what does GIS stand for?

Geographic information system

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what is GIS?

GAS combines information about a place from several sources such as databases maps and satellite images in order to solve a problem

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what is fieldwork?

fieldwork is when a geographer travels to a location in order to study it. The geographer may interview people take pictures you surveying equipment or make personal observations

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what are satellite images?

satellites are human made objects that orbit the earth and take pictures

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what is the Landsat?

A series of satellites that orbit more than 100 miles above the earth

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what does GOES stand for?

geostationary operational environment satellite

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what are photographs used for?

geographers can take aerial photographs from airplanes in order to better understand an area

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what are databases?

A database is a collection of information and a computer. The data can be anything from the different ethnic groups that live in an area to how much the average family earns in a year

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what are primary sources?

geographers often rely on direct observation and studying the earth and patterns of human activity. Primary sources can be books articles interviews and pictures to name a few

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globes are_

3-D representations of the earth

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gloves are more accurate than_

maps

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globes are not_

distorted

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globes are not_

portable

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globes do not show_

detail

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globes are more expensive than_

maps

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there are no_globes

thematic

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maps are_

2-D representations of the earth

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maps are_than globes

cheaper

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maps show_

detail

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maps can show_

themes or thematic maps

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maps can be used for_

comparing things

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maps can be put into a book called an_

Atlas

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maps are_

portable

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maps are distorted because_

The earth is not flat

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maps can distort_ (4 examples)

shape area direction and distance

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The distortion of maps is somewhat solved by different_

map projections