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APHG CH 1 VOCAB

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The study of where things are found on the Earth's surface and the reasons for the locations. Split into 2 categories: human and physical GEOGRAPHY
The frequency with which something occurs in space is its.... DENSITY
The total number of objects in an area ARITHMETIC DENSITY
The number of people per unit of area suitable for agriculture PHYSIOLOGICAL DENSITY
The reduction in the time it takes for something to reach another place SPACE-TIME COMPRESSION
When contact diminishes with increasing disance and eventually disappears. DISTANCE DECAY
The process by which a characteristic spreads across space from one place to another over time. DIFFUSION
The place from which an innovation originates is called. HEARTH
Type of diffusion where the spread of an idea through physical movement of people from one place to another RELOCATION DIFFUSION
The spread of a freature from one place to another in a snowballing process. EXPANSION DIFFUSION
Type of diffusion where the spread of an idea from persons or nodes of authority or pwer to ther persons or places. HIERARCHICAL DIFFUSION
Type of diffusion where the spread is rapid throughout the entire population. CONTAGIOUS DIFFUSION
Type of diffusion whtere the spread of an underlying principle, even though a characteristic itself apparently fails to diffuse. STIMULUS DIFFUSION
The extent of a feature's spread over space. CONCENTRATION
The geometric arrangement of objects in space PATTERN
The arrangement of a feature in space is known as. DISTRIBUTION
The idea that human actions were scientifically caused by environmental conditions ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINISM
The idea that the physical environment may limit some human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to their environment POSSIBILISM
Type of region that is uniform or homogeneous where everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics FORMAL REGION
Type of region that is organized around a node or focal point. Region is tied to the central point by communication and transportation. Also known as a nodal region FUNCTIONAL REGION
Type of perceptual region that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity. VERNACULAR REGION
The position that somethign occupies on the Earth's surface. LOCATION
The name given to a place on Earth TOPONYM
The physical characteristic of a place SITE
Location of a place relative to other places SITUATION
0 degrees longitude PRIME MERIDIAN
0 degrees latitude EQUATOR
2D or flat scale model of Earth's surface or a portion of it. MAP
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting Earth or from other long distance methods REMOTE SENSING
A high performance computer system that processes geographic data. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)
Navigation system that takes signals from a series of satellites taht can pintpoint the current location of a motor vehicle. GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS)
The scientific method of transferring locations on Earth's surface PROJECTION
Every 15 degrees longitude that results in one hour TIME ZONE
Relation of a feature's size on a map and its actual size on Earth's surface SCALE
A force or process that involves the entire world and resutls in making something worldwide in scope GLOBALIZATION
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