Chapter 1 Vocab

Scale Model of earth
symbolic represnation of all or part of the planet
Absolute Location
the exact location of longitude and latitude of a point.
Physical Map
a map that shows the location or shape of ONLY the Earth’s features.

Political map


A map that shows the boundaries and locations of political units such as countries, states, cities, etc.
Thematic maps
maps that emphasize a particular kind of info.
areas with similair characteristics



a community of plants and animals that depend on eathother and their environment for their survival.



computer tools that process and analyze data and satalite images for geoagraphers and scientists.

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