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Drtania and Aaron

Geography

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What is Human Geography? The branch of geography dealing with how human activity affects or is influenced by the Earth's surface.
What is physical geography? the branch of geography dealing with natural features and processes.
What is a map? a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.
What is a place? a particular position or point in space.
What is a site? an area of ground on which a town, building, or monument is constructed.
What is a location? a particular place or position.
What is a situation? Refers to the external characteristics( what is nearby) that make that the location attractive.
What is region? In geography, regions are areas broadly divided by physical characteristics (physical geography), human-impact characteristics (human geography), and the interaction of humanity and the environment (environmental geography)
What is formal region? A region delineated on the basis of one or more identifiable trait which sets it apart from other regions.
What is a functional Region? A region that has defined core that retains a specific characteristic that diminishes outwards.
What is vernacular Region? An area defined by subjective perceptions that reflect the feelings & images about key place characteristics.
What is space? a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied.
What is connections? a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.
what is cartography? the science or practice of drawing maps.
What is Thematic Map? is a type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area.
What is map scale? a ratio which compares a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identified on the map
What is Map Projection? a projecting or protruding part.
what is GPS? Global Positioning System: a global system of U.S. navigational satellites developed to provide precise positional and velocity data and global time synchronization for air, sea, and land travel.
What is GIS? A Geographic Information System or GIS is a computer system that allows you to map, model, query, and analyze large quantities of data within a single database according to their location
What is remote sensing? the scanning of the earth by satellite or high-flying aircraft in order to obtain information about it.
what is Meridians? a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and the terrestrial poles.
what is parallels? a person or thing that is similar or analogous to another.
What is Coordinate System? Defines the relationship of the reference spheroid to the Earth's surface. Prime meridian
What is a Equator? an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°.
What is a Prime Meridian? a planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude. the earth's zero of longitude, which by convention passes through Greenwich, England
What is Cultural Landscape? a geographic area (including both cultural and natural resources and the wildlife or domestic animals therein), associated with a historic event, activity, or person or exhibiting other cultural or aesthetic values.
What is Mental Map? The concept of a mental map may refer to a person's point-of-view perception of their area of interaction.
What is culture? the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively
What is Spatial Perspective? Geographers concentrate on the "where" and by doing this they may be able to gain a better understanding of what is being studied than if the "where" were ignored. This is the "Spatial Perspective" that is peculiar to the study of geography.
What is spacial Association? The degree to which things are similarly arranged over space. Spatial association compares distribution patterns. A strong spatial association occurs where two distributions are similar. Weak association describes little similarity. No association occurs
what is spacial diffusion? The distribution of ideas, products, culture, technology, innovation, languages and so on across space to other people.
What is absolute location? however, is a term which has little real meaning, since any location must be expressed relative to something else.
What is relative location? Absolute location, however, is a term which has little real meaning, since any location must be expressed relative to something else.
What is concentration? The extent of a feature's spread over space; not same as density. Can have same density but completely different this
What is pattern? arrangement of objects on earth's surface in relationship to one another.
What is Generalization? a principle, theory, etc, with general applicatio
What is Globalization? The process by which the world's countries and people become more alike, independent, and interact regardless of country borders 2.
What is resources? something such as useful land, or minerals such as oil or coal, that exists in a country and can be used to increase its wealth:
What is distribution? the spread of a feature over Earth?
What is density? measures how much something there is
What is arithmetic density? Arithmetic density Total number of objects in an area, commonly used to compare distribution of population in different countries. (# people / sq. kilometer / mile) [no correlation of high density & large population or high density to poverty
What is Space-time convergence? The reduction in time it takes for people and things and connect due to increased access to technology and transportation advancements.
What is uneven development? the result of increased globalization
What is Visualization? The tools in geography that allow us to understand and explain where and why (ex= maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, pictures)2
What is the First law of geography? EVERYTHING is related to everything else, BUT closer things will interact more that things farther away 3
what is a scale? The ZOOMING in or out on Earth’s surface, in which we can study the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole 3
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