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Ch.1 SpatialThinking

TermDefinition
spatial approach considers the arrangement of the phenomena being studied across the surface of the earth.
physical geography is the study of spacial characteristics of various elements of the physical environment.
absolute location is the precise spot where something is according to some system.
latitude it is the distance north or south of the equator.
equator imaginary line that circles the globe exactly halfway through the North and South poles
longitude the distance East or West of the Prime Meridian
relative location is the description of where something is in relation to other things
connectivity how well two locations are tied together by roads and or other links
accesibility how quickly and easily people in one locations can communicate with people in another
ghost towns abandoned settlements
region a group of places in the same area that share a characteristic form
site characteristics at the immediate location
situation the location of a place relative to its surroundings and other places
sense of place related to the concept of places
toponyms how to design locations
proximity indicates the degree of nearness
spatial interaction
friction of distance
distance-decay
spatial association
density
disttribution
Created by: AngelaER