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Human Geography

What is Human Geography? The study of how people make places. The spatial expression of Human interaction within the environment.
What is globalization? The interconnectedness of of world, interdependence between countries.
What does Geography study? Why something happens in a spatial perspective. What effect space has on activities. Etc.
Spatial Perspective How something is distributed across space
Five themes of geography Location, Place, Regions, Human Environment, movement
Location How where people and things on the Earth's surface affects what happens and why.
Human Environment How people are affecting the landscape and how the landscape
Region Area with shared characteristics. Ex: Rocky Mountains of North America
Place Abstract space that has been transformed into a noteworthy location due to a set of unique characteristics. Ex: beach, mountains, Hollywood)
Movement Refers to the mobility of people, goods, and ieas across the surface of the planet.
Movement depends upon Distance among, accessibility of and connectivity (communications) amount places.
Sequent Occupance Referes to sucession and its lasting imprint
Reference Maps Show locations of places and geographic features. I.e. road map. ABSOLUTE location.
Thematic Maps Tell a story about the degree of an attribute the pattern of its distribution or its movement. RELATIVE locations. I.e Map of STD concentration
Mental Maps Map in the mind made of place we have been and places we have heard of.
GIS Geographic Information Systems-COllection of computer hardware and software that stores and analyzes layers of spatial data.
Remote Sensing - A method of collecting data about the Earth's surface, not being in contact with earth. i.e. photos from satellites
2 meanings of Scale in Geography 1. Scale is a distance on a map compared to distance on the Earth. 2. Scale is the territorial extent of something.
Scale Ratio of map distance to earth distance.
Small scale - Shows a large area with few details, like a map of the world. Ex: 1:100,000
Large Scale Shows a small area with LOTS of details, like a map of campus or Manhattan. Ex: 1:24,000
Region An area that shares similar characteristics.
Formal Region Defined by a set of social. political or economic activities or the interactions that occur within it. i.e. school districts, voting regions
Perceptual Region Based on accumulated knowledge about regions and cultures. i.e. the coast, the midwest
Created by: sshipley