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chapter 1 vocab

TermDefinition
Agricultural Density the number of farmers per unit of farmland.
Arithmetic Desity Total number of objects in an area.
Base line East and west lines separating townships
Cartography the art of making maps.
Concentration extent of a features spread over space.
Connection relationships between people and objects across the barrier of space.
Contagious Diffusion rapid, widespread diffusion of characteristic throughout the population.
Cultural Ecology study of human-environment relationships.
Cultural Landscape a combination of cultural features.
Culture body of customary beliefs.
Density Something occurs in space.
Diffusion characteristics spread across space from one place to another.
Distance Decay the farther something gets the more likely it is to disappear.
Distribution the arrangement of a feature in space.
Environmental Determination physical environment caused social development.
Expansion Diffusion the spread of a feature from one place to another in a snowballing process.
Formal region everyone shares a common one or more distinctive characteristics.
Functional Region area organized around a node or focal point.
Geography Information System (GIS) computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data.
GPS accurately determines a position on earths surface.
Globalization involves the entire world and results in making something world wide.
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) the time that ti international date line is set to.
Hearth where innovation originates.
Hierarchical Diffusion spread of ideas from persons or nodes from authority or power to other persons.
International Date Line moves the clock back 24 hours.
Land Ordinance of 1785 divided the united states into a bunch of townships.
Latitide lines that go east and west on earth.
Location Geographers describe a place on earth.
Longitude line that goes north to south on the earth.
Map 2-d or flat diagram of earths surface.
Mental Map a useful way to identify a perceptual region.
Meridian arc drawn between the north ad south poles (longitude)
Parallel circle around the globe parallel to the equator and at a right angle to the meridian. (latitude)
Pattern geometric arrangements in space.
Physiological Density the umber of persons suitable in an area for agriculture.
Place specific point on earth.
Polder land that is created by draining water from an area.
Possibilism adjusting to the environment.
Prime Meridian 0 degree longitude that starts in Greenwich England.
Principle Meridian north and south lines separating townships.
Projection transferring locations on earth surface to a flat map.
Region place on earth distinguished by culture and physical features.
Regional Studies cultural landscape approach in geography.
Relocation Diffusion the spread of ideas through physical movement.
Remote Sensing scans earths surface.
Resources endowing the physical environment with cultural values.
Scale relationship between the portions of earth being studied and earth as a whole.
Sections 1x1 mile of land in a township usually 36 sections.
Site Physical character of a place.
Situation location of a place relative to another place.
Space physical gap or interval between two objects.
Space-Time Compression reduction in time it takes for something to reach another place.
Stimulus Diffusion spread of an underlying principle.
Toponym name of a given place on earth.
Township square of 6 miles on each side 6x6
Transnational Corp. conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in may countries.
Uneven Development the increasing gap between economic conditions.
Vernacular Region place that people think exist as part of their cultural identity.
Created by: DoanldS