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Academic Vocab 1

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TermDefinition
spatial approach considers the arrangement of the phenomena being studied across the surface of the earth
physical geography study of spatial charecteristics of various elements
human geography study of human and human activities
absolute location percise spot where something is according to some system
latitude the distance north or south of the equator
equator an immagenery line that circles the globe exactlly half way between the north and south poles
longitude is the distance east or west of the prime meridian
relative location description of where something is in relation of other things
connectivity how well two locations are tied together by roads or other links
accessibility how quickly and easily people in one location can interact with people in another location
ghost town abandon settlements of the wesrern united states near water sources
region a group of places in the same area that share a charecteristic
site can be described as the charecteristics at the immediate location
situation refers to the location of a place relative to its surrounding and other places
sense of place related to the concept of place is a sense of place
toponyms locations can be designed using toponyms
proximity indicates the degree of nearness
friction of distance indicates that when things are farther apart,they tend to be less well connected.
distance decay a interverse relationship between distance and connection
spatial association matching patterns of distribution
distribution the way a phenomenon is spread out over an area
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