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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

How do you know this photo was not taken in the Midwestern United States?

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The way in which one would know that the given photo is taken in the Midwestern United States.

Explanation

The given diagram shows the map of U.S land survey system. The United States use a different system apart from the latitude and longitude to locate land areas, which is known as U.S. Public Land Survey System. The North-South lines are known as principle lines, and East-West lines are known as base lines. These divide the land into parcels.

The meridians are perpendicular to the base lines, but they are adjusted to accommodate the curvature on the Earth...

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