concentrates on patterns of human activity and on their relationships with the environment.
The trend toward increased cultural and economic connectedness between people, businesses, and organizations throughout the world.
the study of physical features of the earth's surface
Social relations streched out
observing variations in geographic phenomena across space
Five Themes of Geography
Location, Place, Regions, Movement, Human-Environment Interaction
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
how people adapt, modify, and depend on the environment
an area with common features that set it apart from other areas
uniquness of a location
Sense of Place
state of mind derived through the infusion of a place with meaning and emotion by remembering important events that occurred in that place or by labeling a place with a certain character.
Perception of Place
Belief or "understanding" about a place developed through books, movies, stories or pictures
the length of a path between two points
the degree of direct linkage between one particular location and other locations in a transport network
theory that a place is occupied by different groups of people, each group leaving an imprint on the pace from which the next group learns
science or art of making maps
maps that show the absolute location of places and geographic features determined by a frame of reference, typically latitude and logitude
A type of map that displays one or more variables-such as population, or income level-within a specific area.
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.
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
a hunt for a cache, the GPS coordinates which are placed on the Internet by other geocachers
the space within which daily activity occurs
an unknown and unexplored region
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods.
Geographic Information System
a computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data
Involvement of players at other scales to generate support for a position or an initiative (e.g., use of the Internet to generate interest on a national or global scale for a local position or initiative).