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Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives Vocab
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How the data is represented.
This is the number of farmers per unit of farmable land. For example, 4 farmers per hectare of arable land.
The number of people per unit of area. Ex. 4,000 per square mile.
Line running from east to west, like a parallel
Choropleth maps have regions that are shaded differently according to a key.
The spread of a feature in an area.
Relationships between people and objects regardless of space.
Fast spreading of people, goods, or ideas.
The study of the interaction between humans and their environment.
Areas of culture and natural formations and resources.
What people love, protect, and come from.
The amount of a theme within an area.
The spread of people, ideas, or goods/items.
How distance affects interactions. Ex. The further you are the less likely you are to interact with-someone.
The presence, proportions, and arrangements of natural resources.
A map in which a dot represents a certain amount of something.
The idea that the environment determines what humans cannot and can do, and by such guides the development of societies.
Spreading outward from a place of origin.
A region that shares a theme throughout.
A region in which the theme is less prominent the further one goes out.
Geographic Information System
A computer simulation that uses themes as layers to form a rendering of the area/themes.
Global Positioning System
A network of satellites that allow for the finding of positions and for navigation.
Greenwich Mean Time
Prime Meridian, +0 hours, the reference point for times across the world.
Source, point of origin.
The analysis of human society, actions, environment, and culture.
Human Environmental Interaction
How humans change and are changed by their environment.
International date Line
Going across this line changes what day it is altogether. Going west adds a day.
A map in which points of the same values are connected by lines. Usually used to indicate weather patterns.
Land Ordinance of 1785
Divided the county into townships in order to easily sell them.
East West Line.
A key with information on what means what on the map.
Where something is, represented by relative and absolute location.
North South Line.
A 2D representation of an area.
How the 3D Earth is translated to a 2D map.
The ratio at which one area of the map corresponds to the same in real life.
How a person visualizes an area especially related to culture.
A line running from north-south, which appear in 15 degree increments.
The act of and how people, ideas, and goods move from place to places.
A east-west line, like latitude.
Arrangement of objects, people, etc.
Number of people per unit of arable land.
The culture and natural characteristics of a location.
Land reclaimed by draining water away.
The environment poses restrictions, but humans can work past them.
From an original observation, the data was collected by the author(s).
The longitude line that passes through Greenwich.
A meridian used for survey control in large regions.
Proportional Symbol Map
Symbols are made bigger in order to show a larger presence of that theme in the region.
Shows geographic features in relation to each other.
An area with common features.
An approach that focuses on how culture, resources, and other factors interact within a region..
Moves to another location.
Pictures are taken from aerial craft and then analyzed.
Any material that people need or value.
The size of a representation relative to the actual.
Data creating using primary sources.
Parts of a whole that can be divided.
Removing unnecessary information.
physical charaateristics of a location. Ex. river, fertile land.
The location relative to others.
The physical distance between location.
How the distance between things have been made seemingly shorter due to faster travel.
Data about the location of geographical features in space, described with coordinates and topology.
When a characteristic fails to spread, but an underlying aspect does. Ex. McDonald's in India.
Shows data concerned with a certain theme.
The name given to a place.
A 36 mile square (U.S) that is divided up for selling.
A bunch of corporations coming together to form one large parent corporation.
A widening disparity in economic conditions.
A region defined by ones perception of culture.
Spreads up or down the ladder of authority.
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