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Nature and Perspectives
|The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture.
|The total number of people divided by the total land area.
|An east-west line designated under the Land Ordinance of 1785 to facilitate the surveying and numbering of townships in the United States.
|The science of making maps.
|The spread of something over a given area.
|Relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space.
|The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population.
|Geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relationships.
|Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group.
|The body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group's distinct tradition.
|The frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area.
|The process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time.
|The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin.
|The arrangement of something across the Earth's surface.
|A nineteenth and early-twentieth century approach to the study of geography which 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.
|An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics.
|Functional region (Nodal region)
|An area organized around a node or focal point.
|Geographic information system (GIS)
|A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data.
|Global positioning system (GPS)
|A system that determines the precise position of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers.
|Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
|Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
|The time in that zone encompassing the prime meridian, or 0 degree longitude.
|The region from which innovative ideas originate.
|The spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to other persons or places.
|International Date Line
|An arc that for the most part follows 180 degree longitude, although it deviates in several places to avoid dividing land areas.
|Land Ordinance of 1785
|A law that divided much of the United States into townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers.
|The numbering system used to indicate the location of parallels drawn on a globe and measuring distance north and south of the equator.
|The position of anything on the Earth's surface.
|The numbering system used to indicate the location of meridians drawn on a globe and measuring distance east and west of the prime meridian.
|A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.
|A representation of a portion of Earth's surface based on what an individual knows about a place, containing personal impressions of what is in place and where places are located.
|An arc drawn on a map between the North and South poles.
|A circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at right angles to the meridians.
|The geometric or regular arrangement of something in a study area.
|The number of people per unit of area of arable land, which is land suitable for agriculture.
|A specific point on Earth distinguished by a particular character.
|Land created by the Dutch by draining water from an area.
|The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust tot he physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
|The meridian, designated as 0 degree longitude, that passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England.
|A north-south line designated in the Land Ordinance of 1785 to facilitate the surveying and numbering of townships in the United States.
|The system used to transfer locations from Earth's surface to a flat map.
|An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features.
|An approach to geography that emphasizes the relationships among social and physical phenomena in a particular study area.
|The spread of a feature of trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
|The acquisition of data about the Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or from other long-distance methods.
|A substance in the environment that is useful to people, is economically and technologically feasible to access, and is socially acceptable to use.
|Generally, the relationship between the portion of the Earth being studied and Earth as a whole; specifically, the relationship between the size of an object on a map and the actual size of the object on the Earth's surface.
|A square normally 1 mile on a side.
|The physical character of a place.
|The location of a place relative to another place.
|The physical gap or interval between two objects.
|The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place as a result of improved communications and transportation systems.
|The spread of an underlying principle, even though a specific characteristic is rejected.
|The name given to a portion of Earth's surface.
|A square normally 6 miles on a side.
|A company that conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in many countries, not just where its headquarters or shareholders are located.
|The increasing gap in economic conditions between core and peripheral regions as a result of the globalization of the economy.
|An area that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity.