Geography
 AB The study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on earth.You are watching: What is a three-dimensional representation of the earth Absolute Location The exact place on earth where a geographic feature, such as a city, is found. Relative Location Describes a place in comparison to other places around it. Hemisphere Describes half of a globe or the earth: north and south or east and west. Equator The imaginary line that divided the earth into north and south halves. Prime meridian The imaginary line dividing the earth east and west. Sometimes called the Greenwich meridian kine because the line runs through Greenwich England. Latitude The imaginary lines what run parallel to the equator. Longitude The imaginary lines that go around the earth and over the poles. Place The physical features and cultural characteristics of a location. Region An area of the earth's surface with similar characteristics (physical, political, economic, or cultural). Formal region An area characterized by a specific climate, vegetation, land use and possible population. Functional Region An area characterized by a set of interactions and connections between places: A hub (central place) and the links to that hub. Perceptual Regions A region in which people perceive, or see, the characteristics of the region in the same way Human-Environment Interaction How people use and change their environment to serve their needs. Movement The ways in which people, goods, and ideas go from plave to place. Linear distance How far across the earth a person, an idea, or a product travels. Time distance The amount of time it takes for a person, an idea, or a product to travel. Psychological distance The way in which people view distance. Globe A three-dimensional representation of the earth. Map A two-dimensional graphic representation of selected parts of the earth's surface. Carotgrapher A mapmaker Map projection A way of drawing the earth's surface that reduces distortion caused by presenting a round earth on flat paper. Topographic map A representation of natural and man-made features on the earth Thematic map A map that emphasizes specific kinds of information: climate, population density, rainfall, etc.). navigation maps Used in maritime navigation. Landsat A series of satellites in orbit that provide geographic data. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) A database that stores information about the world, allowing geographers to look at the world in a number of specific ways. Global Positioning System (GPS) A series of 24 satellites (Navstars) which allows persons with receivers to know their exact location on the earth. Physical map Shows the types of landforms and bodies of water found in a specific area. Political map Shows the features on the earth's surface that humans have created. Qualitative map A map that uses colors, symbols, dots, or lines to show patterns related to a specific area.See more: When Carbonate Minerals Come Into Contact With Hydrochloric Acid They ? Cartograms Used by geographers to present information about a country based on a set of data other than land area. The size of the country is determined by the proportion of that data rather than to its land size.