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Alexander Haefner

Unit 1

Sequent Occupance Societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, contributing to the cumulative landscape.
Cultural Landscape Fashioning of a landscape by a cultural group.
Arithmetic Density Total number of people divided by land area.
Physiological Density Number of people per unit of arable land, which is suitable for agriculture.
Hearth Region where innovative ideas originate.
Relocation Diffusion Spread if an idea through physical movement.
Expansion Diffusion The spread of a feature from one place to another in a snowballing process.
Hierarchical Diffusion Spread of an idea from a person of power or influence.
Contagious Diffusion Rapid, widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population
Stimulus Diffusion Spread of an underlying principle, even though it may not apparently diffuse
Absolute Distance Exact measurement of the physical space between two places
Relative Distance Approximate measure of the physical space between two places.
Distribution Arrangement of something across earth's surface.
Environmental Determinism How the physical environment causes human activities
Absolute Location Position on earth's surface using coordinates.
Relative Location position on earth's surface relative to other features.
Site Physical character of a place; what is found there, and why it is significant
Situation location of a place relative to other places.
Space Time Compression Reduction in time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place, as result of improved communications and transportation system.
Friction of Distance Distance requires some amount of effort, money & energy to overcome. Spatial interactions will tend to take place more often over shorter distances.
Distance Decay Diminishing of importance and disappearance of a phenomenon with distance from it's origin.
Networks Set if interconnected nodes without a center.
Connectivity Relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space.
Accessibility Degree of ease with which it is possible to reach certain locations from other locations.
Space Physical gap or interval between two objects
Spatial Distribution Physical location of geographic phenomena across space
Size Estimation or determination of extent.
Scale Representation of real world phenomenon at a certain level of reduction or generalization.
Formal Region Area within which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics.
Functional Region Area organized around a node or focal point
Vernacular Region Place that people believe exist as a part of their cultural identity
Possibilism Physical environment may limit some human actions, but people can adjust to their environment
Natural Landscape The way a landscape looks without man's interaction
Pattern Common property of distribution geometrically.
Place Name Referred to as a toponym
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