A specific point on Earth distinguished by a particular characteristic.
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features.
Generally, the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole, specifically the relationship between the size of an object on a map and the size of the actual feature on Earth's surface.
The physical gap or interval between two objects.
The relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space.
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.
The science of making maps.
GPS (global positioning system)
A system that determines the precise position of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers.
GIS (geographic information system)
A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data. Capable of overlays that yield geographic patterns and relationships.
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods.
A map that overlays data from one source on top of a map provided by a mapping service.
The position of anything on Earth's surface.
The name given to a portion of Earth's surface.
The physical character of a place.
The location of a place relative to another place.
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
The spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to other persons or places.
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in an additive process.
The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population.
The arrangement of something across Earth's surface.
The process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time.
The increasing gap in economic conditions between core and peripheral regions as a result of the globalization of the economy.
The process which a group's cultural features are altered to resemble those of another more dominant group.
The process of changes in culture that result from the meeting of two groups, each of which retains distinct culture features.
The combining of elements of two groups into a new cultural feature.
The region from which innovative ideas originate.
The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
The spread of something over a given area.
The geometric or regular arrangement of something in a particular area.
A chain of communication that connects places.
the diminished importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin.
The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place as a result of improved communications and transportation systems.
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