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What is human geography the study of people and places. Focuses on how people make places, how we organize space and society, how we interact with each other in places and across space, and how we make sense of others and ourselves in our localities, regions, and the world
Human Geography focuses on how people make places, how we organize space and society, how we interact with each other in places and across space, and how we make sense of others and ourselves in our localities, regions, and the world
Geographic Questions Why and how do things come together in certain places to produce particular outcomes? Why are some things found in certain places but not in others? How do the characteristics of particular places shape what happens? etc.
Geographic Questions To what extent do things in one place influence those in other places? Why do differences across geographic space matter? What role does a place play in its region and in the world, and what does that mean for people there and elsewhere?
The Five Themes Location, Human Environment, Region, Place, Movement.
Globalization a set of processes that are increasing interactions, deepening relationships, and accelerating interdependence across nation borders.
Physical Geography the study of natural environment
Spatial Distribution physical location of geographic phenomena across space
Patterns the design of a particular spatial distribution
Medical Geography mapping distributions to find the cause of a disease
Pandemics a worldwide outbreak of disease
Epidemic regional outbreak of a disease
Spatial Perspective observing variations in geographic phenomena across space
Location highlights how geographical position of people and things on earth's surface affects what happens and why
Human Environment reciprocal relationship between humans and environment
Region an area on the earth's surface marked by a degree of formal, functional, or perceptual homogeneity of some phenomena
Place uniqueness of a location
Movement the mobility of people, goods and ideas across the surface of the planet
Perception of Place where we have never been through books, movies, stories, and pictures
Sense of Place infusing a place with meaning and emotion
Spatial interaction the measured physical space between two places
Accessibility the ease of reaching one location from another
Connectivity the degree of linkage between locations in a network
Cultural Landscape the visible imprint of human activity on the landscape
Cartography the art and science of making maps
Reference Maps shows locations of places and geographic features
Thematic Maps tell stories and typically show the degree of some attribute or the movement of a geographic phenomena
Global Positioning System allows us to locate things on the surface of the earth with extraodinary accuracy
Geocaching use of using a GPS to play a treasure hunt game all over the world
Relative Location describes the location of a place in relation to other human and physical features
Activity Spaces places we travel to routinely in our rounds of daily activity
Generalized Map the map of world precipitation
Remote Sensing technology that gathers data at a distance from earth's surface
Formal Region can be a shared cultural trait or a physical trait
Functional Region particular set of activities or interactions that occur within it
Perceptual Regions intellectual constructs designed to help us understand the nature and distribution of phenomena
Culture all-encompassing term that identifies not only the whole tangible lifestyle of peoples, but also their prevailing values and beliefs. It lies at the heart of human geography
Culture Trait a single attribute of a culture
Culture Complex More than one culture that exhibits a particular culture trait
Absolute Location Precise positioning of a place on the surface of the earth
Relative Location Location of a place in relation to other places
Time-space Compression Apparent compression/collapsing of distance by faster means of transportation and communication
Human-environment interaction how earths environment has changed over time, how have humans impacted the earths environment, what major factors are contributing to environment, how are humans responding to environment change.
Place All spaces on earth have their own combination of cultural and physical features that combine to make them unique, inscribes space as a meaningful location
Region area on earths surface in which places within that area share similar characteristics.
Formal region area which is homogeneous with respect to defined criteria(share characteristics)
Core area clearely exemplified or found in their greatest intensity in numbers.
Functional Region area that has been organized to function socially, economically, or politically, and is defined by movement in and out of a central point or focus of activity.
Scale Level of geographical resolution, Local, Regional, National, Global.
Diffusion spread of innovation from origin to other places.
Contagious Diffusion spreads of innovation from origin to its nearest neighbor.
Hierarchical Diffusion spread of an innovation from origin and then filtering down. Ex: Fashion, Movies.
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