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Cp1 Vocab - CL

Vocabulary for chapter 1 in "The Cultural Landscape"

Agricultural Density The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture
Arithmetic Density The total number of people divided by the total land area
Base Line An east-west line designated under the Land Ordinance of 1785
Cartography The science of Map Making
Concentration The spread of something over a given area
Connections Relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space
Contagious Diffusion The rapid widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population
Culural Ecology Geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relations
CUltural Landscape Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group
Culture Body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material tracts that creates a distinction of one group from another
Density The frequency of something through a given area
Diffusion The process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time
Distance Decay The diminishing in importance or eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin
Distributionury aoo The arrangement of something across earth's surface
Environmental Determinism A nineteenth and early twentieth century approach to the study of geography which argues that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences.
Expansion Diffusion The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process
Formal Region An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
Functional Region An area organized around a node or point
GIS A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data.
GPS A system that determines the precise position of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers.
Globalization Actions of processes that involve the entire world and result in some worldwide phenomenon.
GMT The time in that zone encompassing the prime meridian, or 0 degrees longitude.
Hearth The region from which an idea originates
Hierarchical diffusion The spread of an idea, trend, or feature from one key person to another in order or importance of the receiving person
International Date Line An arc that for the most part follows 180 degrees longitude, although it deviates in several places to avoide dividing land areas
Land Ordinance of 1785 A law that divided much of the USA into townships to townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers
Latitude The numbering system used to indicate the location of parallels drawn on a globe
Longitude The numbering system used to measure distance east or west of the prime meridian
Location The position of anything on Earth's surface
Map 2-D representation of earth's surface or a portion of it
Mental Map A representation of earth's surface (or a portion of it) based on a person's knowledge
meridian an arc drawn on a map between the north and south poles
Parallel A circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at right angles to mmeridians
Pattern A geometric or regular arrangement of something in a study area
Physiological Density The number of people per unit of arable land suitable for farming
place A specific point on earth distinguished by a characteristic
Polder Land created by the Duth by draining water from an area.
Created by: starryeyed1996