The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture
The body of customary belifs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition.
The natural landscape as modified by human activities and bearing the imprint of a culture group or society; the built envioronment.
The declining intensity of any activity,process or function with the increasing distance from its point of origin.
An imaginary east-west line that encircles the globe halfway between the North and South Poles.
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another snowballing process.
The view that the physical enviornment, particularily climate, controls human action, molds human behavior and conditions cultural development.
A region defined by the particular set of activites or onteractions that occur within it.
The worldwide integration of government policies, cultures, social movements, and financial markets through trade and the exchange of ideas.
An area of Earth distinguished by a distinctive combination of cultural and physical characteristics.
Mercator and Robinson Projection
Mercator: A cylindrical map presented by Gerardus Mercator, a flemish geographer and cartographer.
Robinson: A map specifically created by Arthur H. Robinson to readily show the world at once.
Geographic Information System
A computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data.
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods.
Global Positioning System
A navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver.
Imaginary lines that go around the earth over the poles, mark east to west, prime meridian is the 0 degree longitude.
Is an imaginary line running from the North Pole to the South Pole. The prime meridian is at zero degrees longitude (the equator going the other way).
International Date Line
An imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian.
Imaginary lines parallel to the Equator measure north to south, the equator is the 0 degree latitude.
An area that people believe to exist as part of their cultural identity.
The notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape.
The number of people per unit of area of arable land, which is land suitable for agriculture.
The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place, as a result of improved communications and transportation systems
The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
The spread of an idea from persons or nodes of authority or power to other persons or places.
The spread of an underlying principle, even though a specific characteristic is rejected.
The increasing gap in economic conditions between core and peripheral regions as a result of the globalization of the economy.