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globalization
actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something world wide in scope.
local diversity
the unique cutural traditions and economic practices of a certain location
place
a specific point on Earth distinguishedby a particular character
region
an area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features
scale
the relationship of the size of something on a map and the size of the actual feature on the Eatrh's surface
space
the physical gap or interval between two objects
connections
relationships among people and objects acroos the barrier of space
cartography
the science of making maps
projection
the system used to transfer locations from Earth's surface to a flat map
Land Ordinance of 1785
a law that divided much of the United States into a system of townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers
township
a square normally 6 miles on a side. the land ordinance of 1785 divided much of the United States into a series of townships
principal maridians
a north-south line designated in teh Land Ordinance of 1785 to facilitate the surveying and numberinf of townships in the United States
base lines
and east-west line designated under the Land Ordinance of 1785 to facilitate the surverying and numbering of townships in the United States
sections
a square normally 1 mile on a side. The land Ordinance of 1785 divided townships in the United States into 36 sections
GIS (geographic information system)
a computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data
remote sensing
the aquistion of data about the Earth's surface from a satellite orbitingthe planet or other long-distance methods
GPS
A system that determines the precise position of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers