World Geography Flash Cards Mapping. What is another name for longitude?

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  • World Geography Flash Cards Mapping
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  • What is another name for longitude?
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  • meridians
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  • What is another name for latitude?
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  • parallels
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  • What identifies direction on a map?
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  • The compass rose
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  • What is a thematic map?
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  • A map that has a theme Example: population density map
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  • What is this map projection?
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  • Mercator Projection Used by ship captains to navigate, because it has straight longitude & latitude lines
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  • What is the map projection?
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  • The Polar Projection Used by airline pilots
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  • What is this map projection?
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  • The Robinson Projection Used in classrooms and for data representation
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  • What type of lines are these?
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  • Longitude lines They run north & south, but measure east & west
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  • What type of lines are these?
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  • Latitude lines They measure north & south
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  • What is absolute location?
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  • Location defined by longitude & latitude
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  • What is relative location?
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  • A relationship between 2 places Example: near my house, or around the corner
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  • What are contour lines?
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  • Lines of equal elevation
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  • Can maps change over time?
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  • Yes
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  • What is the only true representation of the earth?
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  • The globe
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  • What is GIS?
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  • Geographic Information System It is a computer system used for making map
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  • What are the 3 characteristics of climate?
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  • Temperature Precipitation Seasons
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  • What are the 4 elements of climate?
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  • Influence of latitude Influence of winds Influence of elevation Proximity to water
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  • What are the 4 world climate regions?
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  • Low latitudes Middle latitudes High latitudes Desert & Highlands
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  • What 3 things have caused European maps to change in the 1900s?
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  • World War I World War II When communism fell in the 1990s
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  • How many countries were added to maps after the Soviet Union broke up in the 1990s?
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  • 15
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  • When did the map of Africa change?
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  • 1914, after World War I The Europeans left their colonies in Africa
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  • What was Israels name before 1948?
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  • Palestine
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  • What are 2 other names for Taiwan?
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  • Formosa & Republic of China
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  • What is another name for the Sea of Japan?
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  • The East Sea
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  • What country has the most tornadoes?
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  • The U.S.
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  • In what ocean do hurricanes occur?
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  • The Atlantic Ocean
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  • In what ocean do typhoons occur?
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  • The Pacific Ocean Storm is similar to a hurricane.
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  • Are any maps accurate?
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  • No
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  • What 4 ways are maps distorted?
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  • Size Shape Distance Direction
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  • Where do monsoon winds blow?
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  • Asia
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  • What are 3 reasons man builds dams?
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  • Irrigation Control flooding Hydroelectric power
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  • What is the worlds most polluted city?
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  • Mexico City Mexico
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  • What Russian city had a nuclear meltdown?
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  • Chernobyl
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  • Name 4 regions effected by acid rain
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  • Germany Scandinavia China Eastern North America
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  • Name 3 places effected by deforestation?
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  • Amazon Rain forest Nepal Malaysia
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  • What is a formal region?
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  • Places with similar attributes Example: city, state, country They have formal borders
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  • What is a functional region?
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  • Places connected by movement Example: Hampton Roads