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location of a place on Earth relative to other places (good for unfamiliar places through reference to familiar ones)
physical characteristics of a place (ex. climate, water bodies, topography, soil, vegetation, elevation)
relationship between a portion of Earth and the Earth as a whole (ex. 1:24000 means 1 unit of a map of a place on Earth relates to 24000 of the unit on the actual Earth)
region people create as part of their cultural identity (ex. American definition/perception of the South)
area organized around a focal point (ex. Western Europe around Mediterranean; Mecca)
the farther a group is from another, the less likely the two groups will interact (ex. closer Muslim and Christian populations in Africa experience more conflict)
cultural landscape (PEC Features)
cultural features of an area (for ex. language or religion), economic features (for ex. agriculture and industry), physical features (for ex. climate and vegetation)
the spread of an idea by people's movement (moves from original location to a different one) (ex. African farming techniques came to America through slavery)
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