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What is a Map?
a two dimensional of flat-scale model of Earth's surface.
What is a place?
a specific point on Earth distinguished by a particlar character
What is a region
is an area of Earth distinguished by a distinctive combonation of cultural and physical features.
What is a Scale
is the relationship between the protion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole.
What is Space
is the physical gap or interval between two objects.
What are Connections
are relations among people and objects across the barrier of space.
What is Cartography
map making
What is Projection
the scientific method of transferring locations on Earth's surface to a flat map.
What is the Land Ordinance of 1785
divided much of the country into a system of townships and ranges to facilitate the sale of land to settlers in the west.
What is a Township
is a square 6 miles on each side
What are Principal Meridans
north south lines seperating townships
What are Baselines
east west lines seperating townships
What are sections
the 36 sections of a township
What is (GIS)
(Geographic information system) is a computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data.
What is Remote Sensing
the acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting Earth or from other long distance methods.
What is GPS
(Global Positioning System) is a system that determines accuratly the percise position of something on Earth.