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Geography Voc.

TermDefinition
Human Geography The branch of geography that studies all things human and human made.
Physical Geography The branch of geography dealing with natural features and processes.
Maps Typically a 2-D representation of our Earth in which you can see where people, places, and things are located
Place A theme in geography that allows us to describe the physical and human characteristics of a location.
Site a place where a particular event or activity is occurring or has occurred.
location dentifying WHERE a place is located. Location can be Absolute, relative, and mathematical
situation Identifying a place’s location using other places (SVH is behind Public, across from Brusters, etc)
Situation the location and surroundings of a place.
Region an area or division, especially part of a country or the world having definable characteristics but not always fixed boundaries.
Formal Region 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. Compare functional region; perceptual region.
Functional region A functional region or Nodal region,region that has a defined core that retains a specific characteristic that diminishes outwards. To be considered a Functional region, at least one form of spatial interaction must occur between the center and all other
Vernacular Region the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.
Space a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied.
connections a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.
Cartography the science or practice of drawing maps.
thematic map A thematic map is a type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area.
Map Scale Map scale refers to the relationship (or ratio) between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground
Map Projection A method for representing part of the surface of the earth or a celestial sphere on a plane surface.
GPS Is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location.
GIS
Remote Sensing
Meridians
Parallels
Coordinate System
Equator
Prime Meridian
Cultural Landscape The combination of the physical features and human features on a landscape.
Mental Map The map-like image every one carries in their head.
Culture All the features of a peoples way of life
Spatial Perspective A way for geographers to identify and explain patterns of human activities and physical activities across Earth.
Spatial Association The perspective geographers use to explain relationships among different phenomenon across Earth (ex= high rates of cancer deaths in the South is associated with poor education and lack of access to health care).
Spatial Diffusion The process by which information and ideas spread across Earth.
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