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Absolute location
identification of place by a precise and accepted system of coordinates.
Relative location
the position of a place or thing in relation to that of other places or things.
general to
Cultural landscape
natural landscape as modified by human activities and bearing the imprint of a culture group or society.
modified by
Formal region
a region of essential uniformity in one or a limited number of related physical or cultural features.
Functional region
a region differentiated by what occurs within it
within it
Large scale map
representation of a small land area, usually with a representative fraction of 1:75,000 or less.
small area
Small scale map
representation of a large land area on which small features cannot be shown to true scale.
large area
something’s immediate surroundings and attributes.
location of something in relation to physical and human characteristics of a larger region.
in relation
interaction or ideas from space to space.
interaction or ideas
relative and absolute position on earth’s surface.
Human Interaction
development and consequences of human-environmental relationships.
development and consequences
patterns and change in human spatial interaction on earth.
patterns human spatial interaction
physical and human characteristics of a locale.
physical and human
how they form and change.
Igneous rock
rock formed from cooling and solidifying of molten rock
Sedimentary rock
composed of particles of gravel, sand, silt, and clay eroded from existing rock.
Metamorphic rock
– rocks transformed from igneous and sedimentary rocks by earth forces that generate heat, pressure, and chemical reaction.
Plate tectonics
theory that lithosphere is divided into plates that slide or drift very slowly over asthenosphere.
great pressure acting on the plates that deforms them by folding, twisting, warping, breaking or compressing rock.
breakdown and decomposition of rocks and minerals at or near earth’s surface in response to atmospheric factors.
Karst topography
refers to a large limestone region marked by sinkholes, caverns, and underground streams.
water deposited soil.
seismic sea waves generated by an earthquake or volcanic eruption.
– process by which one lithospheric plate is forced down into the asthenosphere as a result of collision with another plate.