# Shared Flashcard Set

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Digital Mapping Quiz 1
Digital Mapping Quiz 1
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Mathematics
10/03/2011

Term
 Culture
Definition
 the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group
Term
 Society
Definition
 a community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests.
Term
 Environment
Definition
 the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded
Term
 Location (Absolute vs. Relative)
Definition
 Relative location means to locate a place relative to other landmarks while absolute location is locating a place using a coordinate system.
Term
 Distance (Absolute vs. Relative)
Definition
 Absolute distance is expressed in physical units such as kilometers and is unchangeable. Relative distance includes any other kind of distance such as time-distance, which is measured in hours and minutes
Term
 Date
Definition
Term
 Orientation
Definition
 Directions
Term
 Grid
Definition
 Locates places on the map
Term
 Scale
Definition
 What the map distance is
Term
 Title
Definition
 What, where, and when
Term
 Author
Definition
Term
 Index
Definition
Term
 Legend
Definition
 What the symbols mean
Term
 Sources
Definition
 Basis for map information
Term
 Cylindrical projections
Definition
 wrap around the globe touching one parallel such as the equator.
Term
 Conic projections
Definition
 distorts scale and distance but area is proportional.
Term
 Planar projections
Definition
 have a flat plane touching one point only.
Term
 Map Scale
Definition
 relationship between distance on the map and distance on the ground.
Term
 Landmark
Definition
 feature that stands out in a place.
Term
 Visualization
Definition
 means by which data are presented to improve and simplify understandings of outcomes, relationships, patterns, processes, and features.
Term
 Reference
Definition
 general maps, help us navigate by showing the locations of features in areas, regions, places, and buildings.
Term
 Maps
Definition
 representation of the whole or a part of an area.
Term
 Thematic Maps
Definition
 represent specific kinds of information. Examples of common thematic maps include population maps, weather maps, habitat maps, political maps, and land use maps.
Term
 Topographic Maps
Definition
 map characterized by large-scale detail and quantitative representation of elevation.
Term
 Geographic Information
Definition
 information about places on the Earth's surface, knowledge about where something, knowledge about what is at a given location
Term
 GIS- Geographic Information System
Definition
 a system for input, storage, manipulation, and output of geographic information
Term
 GIS- Geographic Information Science
Definition
 is the science behind the technology
Term
 GIS- Geographic Information Studies
Definition
 study of the societal context of geographic information
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