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All APHG Terms

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Demography The scientific study study of population characteristics
Globalization Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope
Over Population The number of people in an area exceeds the capacity of the environment to support life at a decent standard of living
Scale The relationship between the portion of earth being studied and earth as a whole
Region An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends of features
Ecumene The portion of earths surface occupied by permanent human settlement
Arithmetic Density Is the total number of people divided by total land area
Arable Land Land suited for for agriculture
Physiological Density In a region, the number of people supported by a unit area of arable land
Agriculture Density Is the ratio of the number of farmers to the amount of arable land
Place A specific point on earth distinguished by a particular character
Space A physical gap or interval between two objects
Connections Relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space
Cartography The science of map making
Projection A system used to transfer locations from earths surface to a flat map
Land Ordinance of 1785 A law that divided much of the US into a system of townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers
Township A square normally 6 miles on a side. The Land Ordinance of 1785 divided much of the US into a series of townships
Principals Meridians A north-south line designated in the Land Ordinance of 1785 to facilitate the surveying and numbering of townships in the US
Base Lines An east-west line designated in the Land Ordinance of 1785 to facilitate the surveying and numbering of townships in the US
Sections A square normally 1 mile on a side. The Land Ordinance of 1785 divided townships in the US into 36 sections
Geographic Information System (GIS) A computer system that stores, organizes, analyses, and displays geographical data
Remote Sensing The acquisition of data about earths surface from a satellite orbiting the plant or other long-distance methods
Global Positioning System (GPS) A system that determines the precise position of something on earth through a sears of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers
Toponym IS the name given to a place on earth
Situation Is the location of a place relative to other places
Meridian Is an arc drawn between the North and South poles
Parallel Is a circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at right angles to the meridians
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) The international agreement designated the time at the prime meridian
Prime Meridian
International Date Line
Cultural Landscape
Regional Studies
Formal Region
Functional Region Is an area organized around a node or focal point
Vernacular Region Is a place that people believe exists as past of this cultural identity
Mental Map
Culture
Cultural Ecology
Environmental Determinism
Possibilism
Polder Is a piece of land that is created by draining water from an area
Transnational Corporation
Distribution The arrangement of a feature in space
Density The frequency with which something occurs in space
Arithmetic Density Is the total number of objects in an area
Physiological Density Is the number of persons per unit of area suitable for agriculture
Agricultural Density The number of farmers per unit of area of farmland
Concentration The extent of a features spread over space
Space-Time-Compression
Distance Decay
Diffusion Is the process
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