Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
People searching for more ways to express their unique cultural traditions and economic practices.
A company that conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in many countries, not just where its headquaters or shareholders is located.
The study of where and why human activities are located where they are.
The study of where and why natural forces occur as they do.
A two-dimensional or flat-scale model of Earth's surface or a portion of it.
A specific point on Earth distinguised by a particular characteristic.
An area distinguished by a unique combination or 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 the actual feature on Earth's surface.
The physical gap or interval between two objects.
Relationships among people and objects across a barrier of space.
An interconnected group, chain, or system.
The system used to transfer locations from Earth's surface to a flat map.
A map that is distorted at the poles.
A map that is useful for displaying ocean space.
A map that looks like it was torn, peeled and flattened.
A map that looks thinner than the others.
A lack of proportionality in an image resulting from effects in the optical system.
Types of maps:
Thematic, statistical, cartogram, dot, choropleth, and isoline.
Land Ordinance of 1785
A law that divided much of the United States into townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers.
GPS (Global Positioning System)
A system that determines the precise postion of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers.
GIS (Geographic Information System)
A computer system that stores, organizes, analyze, and displays geographic data.
The acquistion of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or from other long-distance methods.
The postition of anything on Earth's surface.
The name given to a portion of the Earth's surface.
The physical character of a place.
The location of a place relative to another place.
Showing the exact place on Earth using a coordinate system.
Describes a place in relation to its surroundings.
An arc drawn on a map between the North and South poles.
The meridian designated as 0 degrees longitude, that passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England.
The numbering system used to indicate the location of meridians drawn on the globe and measuring distance east and west the prime meridian.
The numbering system used to indicate the location of parallels drawn on the globe and measuring the distance north and south of the equator (0 degrees).
A circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at right angles to the meridians
0 latitude - is parallel with the largest circumferece and the place where each day has 12 hours of daylight.
Tropic of Capricorn
The parallel of latitude that is about 23 1/2 degrees south of the equator and that is outhermost latitude reached by the sun
Tropic of Cancer
The parallel latitude that is about 23 1/2 degrees north of the equator. Is the northernmost latitude reached by the sun.
An arc that for the most part follows 180 degree longitude, although it deviates in several places to avoid diving land areas. When you cross it heading East the clock moves 24 hours behind, and vise versa for east.
Greenwich Mean Time
The time in that zone encompassing the prime meridian or 0 degree longitude.
The fifteneth degree pf every longitude represents on time zone, twenty-four total.
Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group.
Natural land forms and associated nautal phenomena of a region.
Represented by those feature and patterns reflecting human occupation and use of natural resources.
An area in which shares in one or more distinctive characteristics.
An area around a node or focal point.
An area that people believe exists as a part of their cultural identity.
A representation of a portion of Earth's surface based on what an individual knows about a place, containing personal impressions of waht is in the place and where places are located.
To a degree of which things are similarly arranged over space.
A 19th and early 20th century approach to the study of geography which argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in physical sciences.
The theory that the physcial environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the environment.
The arrangement of something across Earth's surface.
The frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area.
The total number of people divied by the total land area.
The number of people per unit of are of arable land, which is land suited for agriculture.
The ratio of the numbers of farmers to the total amount of land suited for agriculture.
The spread of something over a given area.
The geometric or regular arrangement of something in a study area.
The reduction in time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place as a result of improved communications and transportation systems.
The diminishing in importance and eventful disapperance of a phenonemon with increasing distance from its origin.
The process of spread of a feature from one place to another over time.
The region from which innovative ideas originate.
The spread of a feature through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one are to another in a snowballing process.
The spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority to other places.
The spread of a feature or treend throughout a population that is rapid and widespread.
The spread of an underlying principle, even though a specific characterisitc is rejected.