concentrates on patterns of human activity and on their relationships with the environment.
the study of physical features of the earth's surface
exact location of a place on the earth described by global coordinates
the regional position or situation of a place relative to the position of other places
observing variations in geographic phenomena across space
a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
An internal representation of a portion of Earth's surface based on what an individual knows about a place, containing personal impressions of what is in a place and where places are located.
the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
a customary way of operation or behavior
An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
a region defined by the particular set of activities or interactions that occur within it
a region that only exist as a conceptualization or idea & not physically demacated enity
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods.
Geographic Information Systems
A computer application used to store, view, and analyze geographical information, especially maps.
the act of dispersing or diffusing something
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process.
The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
cultural borrowing that occurs when different cultures of approximately equal complexity and technological level come into close contact
The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population.
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.
development of the same culture trait or pattern in separate cultures as a result of comparable needs and circumstances
the view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life including cultural development
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.
a way of life
the spread of cultural elements from one society to another
the visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape
a center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward
A single element of normal practice in a culture, such as the wearing of a turban.
A related set of culture traits descriptive of one aspect of a society's behavior or activity (may be assoc. with religious beliefs or business practices).
A cluster of regions in which related culture systems prevail.
an area in which people have many shared culture traits
A collection of interacting elements taken together shape a group's collective identity. Includes traits, territorial affiliation, shared history, and more complex elements, like language
Area inhabited and transformed by a succession of cultural groups.
Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
the process though which something is given monetary value