One of the two major divisions of geography; the spatial analysis of human population, their cultures, activities, and landscapes.
physical / natural geography
One of the two major divisions of systematic geography; the spatial analysis of the structure, processes, and location of Earth's natural phenomena such as climate, soil, plants, animals, and topography.
The position of place of a certian item on the surface of the Earth expressed by global coordinates
A subdivision of geography concerned with the realtionships and interactions between humans and the environment.
The total impression individuals have of their surroundings which creates a mental map.
(Or uniform or homogeneous region) 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
geographic information systems
A collection of computer hardware and software that permits spatial data to be collected, recorded, stored, retrieved, manipulated, and displayed to the user.
The organization of people at different ranks that does down, ex: continent, country, state, city.
The overall appearance of an area. Most _______ are comprised of a combination of natural and human-induced influences.
The regional position or situation of a place relative to the position of other places
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.
A region that only exists as a conceptualization or an idea and not as a physically demarcated entity.
disipline that emphasizes the application of modern spatial analytical techniques to the delimitation of regions & the analysis of regional problems & issues.
A method of collecting data or information through the use of instruments (satellites is an example) that are physically distant from the area or object of study.
they way geographers look at everything-- in relation to space, An intellectual framework that looks at the particular locations of specific phenomena, how and why that phenomena is where it is, and, finally, how it is spatially related to phenomena in other places.
Cultural modification resulting from intercultural borrowing, usually when a less advanced people borrow from more advanced people
the process by which minorities gradually adopt patterns of the dominant culture, losing their's.
a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
A form of expansion diffusion in which nearly all adjacent individuals and places are affected
the human-modified natural landscape specifically containing the imprint of a particular culture or society
the enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next.
A collective of culture regions sharing related culture systems; a major world area having sufficient distinctiveness to be perceived as a set apart from other realms in terms of cultural characteristics and complexes.
Cultural complexes have traits in common such as ethnicity, language, religion and others
A single, distinguishing feature of regular occurrence within a culture, such as the use of chopsticks or the observance of a particular caste system. A single element of learned behavior.
human behavior, individually and collectively, is strongly affected by---even controlled or determined by----the physical environment; i.e. why Britain dominated the globe
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process.
a form of diffusion in which an idea or innovation spreads by passing first among the most connected places or people
the term for a trait with many cultural hearths that developed independent of each other
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.
The notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape.
a form of diffusion in which a cultural adaptation is created as a result of the introduction of a cultural trait from another place
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.