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Department
Geography
Course
Geography 2122A/B
Professor
Micha Pazner
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 11: Distance Finding Physical Distance You can interpret distance in two ways. First, when working with maps we think of physical distance,  distance measured in standard units such as feet or meters, between places. Second, in our everyday  lives, however, we think of functional distance, distance measured as an expenditure of cost, time, or  energy. We measure physical distance using standard systems of measurement. Widely used one is system of  imperial units, aka English units (foot­pound­second). When you use English system, you usually  measure the ground distance in miles and map distance in inches. There are other systems of  measurements such as; statute mile, land mile, geographical mile, admiralty mile, metric system, knot  etc. Determining Distance Read through 232­242. Especially distance theorem. Functional Distance “Nobody talks about miles anymore, they just say “that’s 4 minut
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