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What is geography

Understand how the earth works and how humans change it

2

What are the 2 types of geography

Physical geography (mountains and shit)

Human geography
(Human interaction with natural systems)

3

What is spatial significance and how do they create a sense of place

The importance of a particular location
“What is it, where is it, why there and we care”

4

What are the 4 steps for a thinking about spatial significance

Step 1-Where is it
Step 2- what is occurring naturally at this location
Step 3- What human activity happens there
Step 4- how do nature and humans combine there

5

What is an interrelationship

A relationship between different features from patterns of trends
(earth crustal plates mean earthquakes

6

What are the steps for an interrelationship study

Step 1- Find a link between the 2 things
Step 2- type of relationship (human - natural , etc)
Step 3- which features influences/creates/impact which

7

What is a wildfire

Destructive and regenerative forces of nature

8

What are some negative effects of wildfires

Loss of life
Ecosystems get ducked up
Green house gasses go up
Soil eriosoo

9

What are the positive effects of wildfires

Old trees turn into new trees
Ashes mean nutrition
Could stop spread of disease

10

What 3 things does a wildfire need

Fuel
Oxygen
Heat

11

What are types of fuel

Twigs, grass

12

True or false
The smaller the fuel , the faster it burns

True

13

What 3 things influence wildfires

Type of fuel
Slope of land
Weather

14

How does the slope of land effect wildfires

The side of the hill that gets more sunlight is drier and burns easier

15

What is it called when wind carries embers to ignite a fire

A spot fire

16

What 3 ways can we control wildfires

Prescribed burns
Selective logging
Fire prevention education

17

Pattern vs trend

Pattern happens over space and area (maps)

Trends happen over time (graphs)

18

What 3 steps to conduct a pattern or trend study

Step 1- determine if it’s a pattern or trend
Step 2- Describe the pattern or trend with proper words(scattered,increased)
Step 3- Give a reason why this pattern or trend is happening

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What is a geographic perspective

A way of looking at the world

20

What are the types of geographical perspectives

Social
Political
Economic
Environmental

21

What are the 4 kinds of geo technology

Global Positioning System
Geographic Information system
Remote sensing
Telematics

22

What is geo positioning system

Satellite that provides location data such as navigation in cars
Find my IPhone

23

What is geographic information system

Systems that stores, analyze geographic information as maps of


Google maps

24

What 3 things do GIS discover

Patterns
Trends
Interrelationships

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What is remote sensing

Measuring from a distance through satellites

Disaster impacts
Weather impacts

26

What is telematics

Technology that shares data with other devices such as snap map

27

Give an example of gps

Find my iPhone

28

Give an example or GIS

Google maps

29

Give an example of remote sensing

Drones

30

Give an example or telematics

Snap maps

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What is a natural hazard

A natural occurring event that is caused by physical processes on earth