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BAG Vocab words

1.Human Geography the branch of geography dealing with how human activity affects or is influenced by the earth's surface.
2.Physical Geography the branch of geography dealing with natural features and processes.
3.Map Typically a 2-D representation of our Earth in which you can see where people, places, and things are located
4.Place A theme in geography that allows us to describe the physical and human characteristics of a location When describing a place you use Site. Site is what you see on the landscape
6.location Identifying WHERE a place is located. Location can be Absolute, relative, and mathematical
7.Situation Identifying a place’s location using other places (SVH is behind Publix, across from Brusters, etc
8.Region An AREA with one or more common features that makes it different from surrounding areas.
9.Formal Region A region delineated on the basis of one or more identifiable trait which sets it apart from other regions
10.Functional Region a region that has a defined core that retains a specific characteristic that diminishes outwards.
11.Vernacular Region An area defined by subjective perceptions that reflect the feelings & images about key place characteristics.
12.Space The expanse of everything on Earth
13.Connections a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else
14.Cartography The study of maps and map making3
15.Thematic map A Special Purpose map that displays information around a theme (phenomenon)3
16. Map Scale The tool on a map that allows you to measure real distance 3
17. Map Projection The process by which we display the round Earth on a flat surface 3
18. GPS Global Positioning System: a global system of U.S. navigational satellites developed to provide precise positional and velocity data and global time synchronization for air, sea, and land travel.
19. GIS A geographic information system, or GIS, is a computerized data management system used to capture, store, manage, retrieve, analyze, and display spatial information.
20. Remote sensing the scanning of the earth by satellite or high-flying aircraft in order to obtain information about it.
21. Meridians a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and the terrestrial poles.
22. Parallels each of the imaginary parallel circles of constant latitude on the earth's surface.
23. Coordinate System any method that uses numbers to represent a point, line, or the like.
24. Equator the great circle of the earth that is equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole.
25.Prime Meridian A meridian at which the longitude is defined to be 0 degrees.
26.Cultural Landscape The combination of the physical and human features on a landscape.
27.Mental Map The map-like image everyone carries in their head.
28.Culture All the features of a people's way of life.
29.Spatial Perspective A way for geographers to identify and explain patterns of human activities and physical activities across earth.
30.Spatial Association The perspective geographers use to explain relationships between different phenomenon.
31.Spatial Diffusion The process by which information and ideas spread across earth.
32.Absolute Location A place's absolute location is its exact place on earth, often told in latitude and longitude.
33.Relative Location Relative location refers to the position of a place or entity based on its positive with respect to other locations.
34.Concentration How close or far away things are to each other.
35.Pattern Pattern refers to whether several geographical events are similar or related.
36.Generalization The act of everyone becoming more alike.
37.Resources A stock or supply of any material
38.Globalization The processes by which the world's countries and people become more alike, interdependent,and interact, regardless of country borders.
39.Distribution The spread of a feature over Earth
40.Density Measures how much of something there is
41.Arithmetic Density The total number of people / area of land
42.Space-time Convergence (Compression) The reduction in time it takes for people and things to interact and connect due to increased access to technology and transportation advancement.ts
43.Uneven Development The result of increased globalization has created a gap between the wealthiest (more developed regions) and the poorest (less developed regions) across earth
44.Visualization The tools in geography that allow us to understand and explain where and why
45.First Law of Geography EVERYTHING is related to everything else, BUT closer things will interact more than things farther away
46.Scale (not the same as map scale) The ZOOMING in or out on earth's surface, in which we can study the relations between the portion of earth being studied and earth as a whole.
Created by: DJskelton



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