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map
flat scale model of earths survace
scale
relationship of a portion of the earth being studied and the earth as a whole
space
interval or gap between 2 objects
connections
relationship of people and objects across the barrier of space
Cartography
the science of map making
projection
the scientific method of transferring locations on earth's surface to a flat map
4 problems of distortion
1-the shape of an area
2-the distance between 2 points may differ
3-the relative size of different areas may be altered
4-the direction of one place to another
US Land Ordinance 1785
divided much of the country into a system of townships and ranges to facilitate the sale of Western land to the settlers
township
square 6 miles on each side
principals meridians
north-south lines seperating townships
base lines
east-west lines seperating townships
sections
1 of 36 in a township; 1 mile by 1 mile
GIS(geographic information system)
a computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data
-ued to produce maps
remote sensing
the acquisition of data about earths surfae froma satellite orbiting earth or from other long-distance methods
GPS(global positioning system)
a system the determines accurately the precise position of something on earth
GPS system in US
-2 dozen satellites placed in a predetermined orbit
-a series of tracking stations that monitor and control the satelites
-recevers that compute position, velocity, and time from the satelite signals
GPS system in US
-2 dozen satellites placed in a predetermined orbit
-a series of tracking stations that monitor and control the satelites
-recevers that compute position, velocity, and time from the satelite signals
scale
relationship of a portion of the earth being studied and the earth as a whole
space
interval or gap between 2 objects
connections
relationship of people and objects across the barrier of space
Cartography
the science of map making
projection
the scientific method of transferring locations on earth's surface to a flat map