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Flashcards - CLEP Social Sciences and History: Cartographic Methods

Flashcards - CLEP Social Sciences and History: Cartographic Methods
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vector
Vector graphics is the use of polygons to represent images in computer graphics
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Geographic Information System
A geographic information system or is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographical data
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Geography
Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth
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equator
The Equator usually refers to an imaginary line on the Earth's surface equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole, dividing the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere
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degree
A degree , usually denoted by ° , is a measurement of plane angle, defined by representing a full rotation as 360 degrees
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conic projection
Commonly, a map projection is a systematic transformation of the latitudes and longitudes of locations on the surface of a sphere or an ellipsoid into locations on a plane
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map scale
The scale of a map is the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground
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map scale
The scale of a map is the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground
conic projection
Commonly, a map projection is a systematic transformation of the latitudes and longitudes of locations on the surface of a sphere or an ellipsoid into locations on a plane
degree
A degree , usually denoted by ° , is a measurement of plane angle, defined by representing a full rotation as 360 degrees
equator
The Equator usually refers to an imaginary line on the Earth's surface equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole, dividing the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere
Geography
Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth
Geographic Information System
A geographic information system or is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographical data
vector
Vector graphics is the use of polygons to represent images in computer graphics
Central America
Central America is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast
continent
A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth
Eurasia
Eurasia /jʊˈreɪʒə/ is the combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia
Sahara Desert
The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic
geographic coordinate system
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on the Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols
East Asia
East Asia is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or ethno-cultural terms
North America
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere
maps
A map is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, and themes

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