earth system science
Systematic approach to physical geography that looks at the interaction between the earth's physical systems and processes on a global scale.
..., The intersection between human and physical geography, which explores the spatial impacts humans have on the physical environment and vice versa.
The head librarian at Alexandria during the third century BC; he was one of the first cartographers. Performed remarkably accurate computation of the earth's circumference. He is also credited with the term "geography"
Where agriculture first began about 8,000 bc
Stretches from the nile valley to mediterranean cooast to Syria.
geographical information systems
..., A set of computer tools used to capture, store, transform, analyze, and display geographic data.
global positioning system
..., A set of satellites used to help determine location anywhere on the earth's surface with a portable electronic device.
geeorge perkins marsh
Inventor, diplomat, politician and scholar, in his classic work Man and Nature or Physical Geography modified by human action provided the first description of the extent to which natural systems had been impacted by human actions
..., The physical landscape or environment that has not been affected by human activities.
W. D. Pattison
He claimed that geography dew from four distinct traditions
Roman geographer-astronomer and author of guide to geography which included maps containing a grid system of latitude and longitude.
..., Data associated with a more humanistic approach to geography, often collected through interviews, empirical observations, or the interpretation of texts, artwork, old maps, and other archives.
..., Data associated with mathematical models and statistical techniques used to analyze spatial location and association.
..., A period in human geography associated with the widespread adoption of mathematical models and statistical techniques.
A territory that encompasses many places that share similar attributes in comparison with the attributes of places elsewhere
..., The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods.
Geographer from the university of california at berkeley who defined the concept of cultural landscape as the fundamental unit of geographical analysis. This concept of landscape results from interaction between humans and the physical environment. Sauer argued that virtually no landscape has escaped alteration by human activities.
..., the ability to meet humanities current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs
..., The study of the earth's integrated systems instead of focusing on particular phenomena in a single place.
Individual maps of specific features that are overlaid on one another in a Geographical Information System to understand and analyze a spatial relationship.