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**Chapter 1**

Location Theory An attempt to explain the locational pattern of economic activity. Example: Von Thunen's Model
Mental Map Image or picture of the way space is organized based on a person's perception and knowledge of that space.
Movement Mobility of people, goods, and ideas across Earth's surface.
Patterns Sequence of events that repeats predictably. Ex: The creation, rise, and fall of a civilization.
Perceptual Region A region that is not physical, it is only an idea. Ex: "The West" is a perceptual region in the U.S.A.
Physical/Natural Geography One of the 2 main sections of Geography: The spatial analysis of Earth's natural phenomenon.
Place One of the 5 main themes of Human Geography: The physical characteristics of an environment.
Regional Science The delimination of regions and analysis of regional problems and issues.
Spatial Perspective Way of looking at the world's layout.
Absolute Location Location of something in relation to an agreed-upon frame of reference. Latitude and Longitude are the typical "frames of reference."
Area Spatial extent
Boundaries Limits.
Diffusion Spread of people, goods, ideas, etc. to other places
Distribution How things are spread out
Environmental Geography A developing 3rd sector of Geography: Concerned with the relationships between humans and the environment.
Environmental Perception The total impression individuals have of their surroundings.
Formal Region A region marked by visible homogeneity. Ex: the Sahara Desert
Functional Region A region defined by the activities that occur in it.
Region An area in which particular phenomenon are concentrated.
Geographic Information System (GIS) A tool that allows cartographers to create layered maps.
Hierarchy Vertical order
Human-Environment Interactions One of the 5 main themes of Human Geography: How people and the environment they are in affect each other.
Human Geography One of the 2 main sections of Geography: The study of people and the things they do.
Landscape The overall appearance of an area. Not one of the 5 main themes of Human Geography, but still VERY important to Human Geography.
Location One of the 5 main themes of Human Geography: Where people, things, animals, etc. are.
Created by: Cartographer