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what is Physical geography

Physical geography is the study of the Earth's natural features

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what is human geography

human geography is the study of where and how people live

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what is environmental geography

environmental geography in the combination of human and physical geography

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what is a map

a map is a picture or representation of the earth's surface
they show how places are related to each other by distance and Direction

5

political map

shows country boundaries but doesn't show physical features

6

climate map

uses colours to show land and area
show specific climate zones of an area based upon the temperature and snowfall

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resource / economic map

they show economic activity and types of natural resource that can be found

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physical map

shows the physical landscape and the height of the land

9

ordnance survey map

shows the height of the Land the main roads and the key attractions

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road map

shows the road

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what do lines of latitude do

lines around the earth
measures how far north and South you are

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what do lines of longitude do

lines over the earth
measures how far east and west you are

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why use a compass

compass points are used to show the direction of places on maps when we want to move from one place to the other

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what do contour lines show on a map

the height of the land closer they are together the steeper the slope

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how is altitude measured

its measured from sea level in meters

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what is layer coloring

area of different heights can be shown by bands of different colours

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spot height

spot Heights give the exact height on a point of a map they're shown by a black dot