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Intro. Vocab WGeo

TermDefinition
Human Geography 3 The branch of geography that studies all things human and human made
Physical geography 3 The branch of geography that studies all of Earth’s physical features and processes
Map 2 Typically a 2-D representation of our Earth in which you can see where people, places, and things are located
Place 1 A theme in geography that allows us to describe the physical and human characteristics of a location
Site 1 When describing a place you use Site. Site is what you see on the landscape
Location 1 Identifying WHERE a place is located. Location can be Absolute, relative, and mathematical
Situation 1 Identifying a place’s location using other places
Region 2 An AREA with one or more common features that makes it different from surrounding areas.
Formal Region 3 A region delineated on the basis of one or more identifiable trait which sets it apart from other regions - for example, a region defined by language or dialect.
Functional region 3 is a region that has a defined core that retains a specific characteristic that diminishes outwards.
Vernacular Region 3 An area defined by subjective perceptions that reflect the feelings & images about key place characteristics
Space 2 a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied.
Connections 2 a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.
Cartography 3 The study of maps and map making
Thematic Map 3 A Special Purpose map that displays information around a theme (phenomenon)
Map Scale 3 The tool on a map that allows you to measure real distance
Map Projection 3 The process by which we display the round Earth on a flat surface
GPS 3 Is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.
GIS 3 A geographic information system is a computerized data management system used to capture, store, manage, retrieve, analyze, and display spatial information. Data captured and used in a GIS commonly are represented on paper or other hard-copy maps.
Remote Sensing 3 the scanning of the earth by satellite or high-flying aircraft in order to obtain information about it.
Meridians 2 a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and the terrestrial poles.
Parallels 2 each of the imaginary parallel circles of constant latitude on the earth's surface.
Coordinate System 2 which uses one or more numbers, or coordinates, to uniquely determine the position of a location.
Equator 3 the "line" around the middle of the earth around between the Southern and Northern Hemisphere.
Prime Meridian 3 a planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude.
Cultural Landscape 3 The combination of the physical features and human features on a landscape
Mental Map 3 The map-like image every one carries in their head
Culture 2 All the features of a peoples way of life
Spatial Perspective 3 A way for geographers to identify and explain patterns of human activities and physical activities across Earth
Spatial Association 3 he perspective geographers use to explain relationships among different phenomenon across Earth
Spatial Diffusion 3 The process by which information and ideas spread across Earth
Absolute Location 3 The absolute location of someone or something.
Relative Location 3 a relative location of something or someone.
Concentration 2 a close gathering of people or things.
Pattern 2 give a regular or intelligible form to.
Generalization 2 a general statement or concept obtained by inference from specific cases.
Resources 2 a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively.
Globalization 2 The processes by which the world’s countries and people become more alike, interdependent, and interact, regardless of country borders
Distribution 2 The spread of a feature over Earth
Density 2 Measures how much of something there is
Arithmetic Density 2 he total number of people / area of land
Space-time Convergence (compression) 2 The reduction in time it takes for people and things to interact and connect due to increased access to technology and transportation advancements
Uneven development 2 The result of increased globalization has created a gap between the wealthiest (more developed regions) and the poorest (less developed regions) across Earth
Visualization 2 The tools in geography that allow us to understand and explain where and why
First law of geography 3 EVERYTHING is related to everything else, BUT closer things will interact more that things farther away
Scale (not the same as map scale) 3 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
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