Flashcards in Unit 1 Vocab Deck (74):
collection, or the gathering of things together
The population density measured as the number of farmers per unit area of arable land
The total number of people / area of land
minimum or starting point used for comparision
the science or practice of drawing maps.
a map that uses differences in shading, coloring, or the placing of symbols to show average values of properties
a close gathering of people or things
a relationship in which a person, place, or thing is associated with something else
The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population.
study of humans adaptations to its environment
Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group
the art, religion, language, etc of a certain group of people
measure of the number of people in a certain area
The process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time.
describes the effect of distance on cultural or spatial interactions.
The arrangement of something across Earth's surface.
map type that uses a dot symbol to show a feature on the map
a very old approach (19th-20th century) to the study of geography that argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences.
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process.
(uniform): An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics.
(nodal): An area organized around a node or focal point.
Geographic Information information System (GIS)
computer system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
satellite navigation system that provides location and time information anywhere on or near the Earth
Interaction of cultures around the world
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
the time that is used as the prime basis for time around the world
The region from which innovative ideas originate
geography involved with how human activity affects or is influenced by the earth's surface.
how humans interact with the environment
International date line
The line, in which when it is crossed, the time will be moved forward an hour, if traveling west to east, and moved back an hour, if traveling east to west.
a map that shows connecting points of equal value
Land Ordinance of 1785
a policy that a section (west part) of each township should be set aside for schools
imaginary lines on a globe/map that travel west to east, parallel to the equator
A part of a map that shows the meaning of the symbols that are placed on the map. also known as a Key
where someone, something, or a place is on the earth
imaginary lines on a globe/map that travel north to east, perpendicular to the lines of latitude
A flat representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.
The system used to transfer locations from Earth's surface to a flat map.
Distance on map in relation to actual distance
a map in the minds of people; close, often traveled to places
An arc drawn on a map between the north and south poles
the act of something, someone, or an idea changing physical locations
A circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at right angles to the meridians
The geometric or arrangement of something in a study area.
The total population / area of arable land
an area defined by everything in it
a piece of low land that has been "reclaimed" by nearby rivers or lakes
The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
data collected or observed directly from first-hand viewing/experience
The meridian, designated as 0 degrees longitude, that passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England.
a north-south line used to divide townships between east and west
Proportional symbol map
maps that scale the size of the symbol to the size of the data value found at that location
shows location of geographic areas and can include these features: boundaries, names and unique identifiers of standard geographic areas, as well as major cultural and physical features
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features.
branch of geography that studies the world's regions
The spread of a feature or trend through movement of people from one place to another.
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet.
a stock of a certain good that can provide assistance to people efficiently.
ratio of a distance on the map to the actual distance on Earth
data collected by someone other than the user/reader of the content
a distinct group within a large body of people or things
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physical character of a place
The location of a place relative to other places
a portion of Earth's surface, that can include: location, place, area, region, territory, distribution, and pattern
any phenomenon that alters the qualities of and relationship between space and time.
information about a physical object that can be represented by numerical values in a geographic coordinate system.
The spread of an underlying principle, even though a specific characteristic is rejected.
Spatial distribution of one or more specific themes
The name given to a portion of Earth's surface
a division of a country with some powers
enterprises made up of higher enterprises and their foreign affiliates
The increasing gap in economic conditions between regions as a result of the globalization of the economy.
(perceptual): An area that people bilieve exists as part of their cultural identity