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Place

a specific point on Earth, distinguished by a particular characteristic

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Region

an area of Earth defined by one or more distinctive characteristics

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Space

the physical gap or interval between two objects

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Scale

generally, the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole

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Connection

the relationship among people & objects across the barrier of space

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Map

a two dimensional, or flat , representation of Earths surface or a portion of it

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Cartography

the science of making maps

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Global Positioning System
(GPS)

a system that determines the precise position of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, & receivers

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Mashup

a map that overlays data from one source on top of a map provided by a mapping service

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Geotagging

identification and storage of a piece of information by its latitude and longitude

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Volunteered Geographic Information
(VGI)

creation and dissemination of geographic data contributed voluntarily and for free by individuals

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Geographic Information Science
(GIScience)

the development and analysis of Earth acquired through satellite & other electronic information technologies

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Geographic Information System
(GIS)

a computer system that stores organizes, analyzes and displays geographic data

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Remote Sensing

the acquisition of data about Earths surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or from other long-distance methods

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Citizen Science

scientific research by amateur scientists

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Participatory GIS (PGIS)

community-based mapping, representing local knowledge and information