Changing Attributes of Place
Humans and modern technology has altered the historic relationship between people and the environment. This modification can now occur at a grater extent than in the past. The environment can be modified insensitively. Human actions can destroy, deplete and use resources inefficiently. In some cases, humans have to modify the environment to protect themselves for what they've done or where they live. The Netherlands and Florida's Everglades have been modified extensively. Those are two examples
A region derives its unified character through the BLANK BLANK-- a combination of cultural features such as language and religion, economic features such as agriculture and industry, and physical features such as climate and vegetation. Different regions can be distinguished from others. The contemporary cultural landscape approach in geography--sometimes called the regional studies approach--was initiated by certain geographers. BLANK BLANK geographers argued that each region has its own distinctive landscape that results from both human and physical relationships/etc. The fundamental principle underlying the BLANK BLANK approach is that people are most important agents of change to Earth's surface/ Earth itself. Physical environment is not always the most significant factor in human decisions. either. Physical and Human processes all shape where people live, work, etc. The geographer's job is to sort out the associations among various social characteristics, each of which is uniquely distributed across Earth's surface.
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BLANK is the process by which a characteristic spreads across space from one place to another over time. Multiple factors influence diffusion, especially technology, ideas and globalization. The place from which an innovation originates is called a hearth. A hearth can emerge through multiple means or reasons. Geographers can traces BLANK back to the hearth. For a person, object, or idea to have interaction with persons, objects, or ideas in other regions, Blank must occur. Geographers observe two basic types of BLANK--relocation and expansion.
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size of the gap between two places; "the BLANK from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
The arrangement of something across Earth's surface.
A nineteenth- and early twentieth- century approach to the study of geography which argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences. Geography was therefore the study of how the physical environment caused human activities.
The position of anything on Earth's surface.
The geometric or regular arrangement of something in a study area.
The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features.
Generally, the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole; specifically, the relationship between the size of an object on a map and the size of an actual feature on Earth's surface.
In the past, physical movement of people was how most forms of interaction occurred among cultural groups. Today, travel is quicker. We also don't even need to travel with the rise of communications and other technology. This raises the awareness of other cultures and traditions among people and other groups of people. The rise of social media has also become important in the field of spatial interaction. Transportation systems also form networks that help connect people. The interactions among groups can be retarded by barrier however. These can be physical and human. Contact diminishes with increasing distance and eventually disappears. This trailing off phenomenon is called distance decay. Electronics Communications are stagnated by this phenomenon. In reality, geography matters even more than before. Information and social media technology depend heavily on the area in which certain people and places are located.
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Geographic Information System
A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and display geographic data.
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
Global Positioning System
A system that determines the precise position of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers.
Two dimensional, or flat representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or from other long distance methods.
The system used to transfer locations from Earth's surface to a flat map.