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The area which is above the tree line.
Very accurate clock which uses the known properties of certain atoms to record time.
Maps which show who owns land.
The process of drawing or making maps.
Angular or linear values that give the position of a point on a map.
Where something unwanted or harmful enters something useful e.g. sewage contaminating the drinking water.
Legal agreements to do with land use.
A set of values used to define a specific geodetic system e.g. MSL - Mean Sea Level.
The legal right to do something on your own or someone else's land.
The height above mean sea level.
Process of wearing away and transporting of rocks by wind, rain or ice.
A type of farming where there are only a few animals over a large area of land.
Land owned in full (not leased or rented).
A sport where people use GPS to hide and seek containers called caches or geocaches anywhere in the world.
A datum which is based on the Earth's centre of mass. The advantage of the geocentric datum is its direct compatibility with satellite-based navigation systems such as GPS.
A scientist trained in the study of the Earth.
The science of the make-up, shape and history of the Earth.
To do with location.
Data or information about the location of specific things.
Global Positioning System - uses the known distance between satellites to calculate exact locations.
Geographic Information Systems - maps that combine sets of information.
An invasive weed commonly known as hawkweed that is common in the high country.
A survey which records the physical features of waterways.
A mountainous area which is below the tree line.
The science of measuring and describing the physical features of waterways.
Services such as roads and water systems.
A type of farming where there are a large number of animals over a small area of land eg intensive dairy farming
An area between mountains eg the Mackenzie Basin.
Sometimes called triangulation. Where the known angles and distance between points is used to calculate the location of a distant point.
Distance from the equator in degrees, shown as horizontal lines on a map.
Distance east or west from Greenwich, England, in degrees shown as vertical lines on a map.
Used to apply for the legal right to use a resource.
Objects which are sent into space to orbit the Earth and send and receive information.
When loosely consolidated materials or rock layers move a short distance down a slope.
A particular layer of a rock.
People who specialise in making accurate measurements on the surface of the earth to make maps.
The voluntary process that pastoral lease holders can go through to buy some of their land free hold and sell some land to the government so it can become conservation land.
An optical instrument used by surveyors to measure angles to give exact locations of distant points.
The shape of the Earth's surface.
Shows the shape of the surface, including altitude as well as natural and physical features - sometimes called a contour map.
A type of maths that measures the angles and sides of triangles and uses this information and set formula to find the unknown sides and angles. This type of maths can also be used to find the location of distant points.
Services such as water pipes and power lines.
Grape vines grown for the production of wine.
Used water that needs treatment such as sewage and grey water.
An activity where people can locate and log interesting locations anywhere in the world.