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map
a two-dimensional or flat-scale model of earth's surface, or part of it.
place
a specific point on earth distinguished by a paticular character.
region
and area of earth distinguished by a distinctive combination of cultural and physical features.
scale
the relationship between the portion of earth being studied and earth as a whole.
space
refers to the physical gap or interval between two objects.
connections
relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space.
cartography
the science of map-making.
projection
the scientific method od transferring locations on earth's surface to a flat map.
The Land Ordinance of 1785
devided much of the country into a system of townships and ranges to facilitate the sale of land to settlers in the West.
township
a square 6 miles on each side.
principle meridians
the north-south lines separating townships.
base lines
the east-west lines separation townships.
sections
a township is devided into 36, each of which is 1 mile by 1 mile (each is deivided into four quarter-sections).
GIS(Geographic Info System)
a computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data.
remoate sensing
the gaining of data aout earth's surface from a satellite orbiting earth or form long distance methods.
GPS(Global Positioning System)
a system that determines accurately the precise posistion of something on earth.