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Human Geography
one of the two major divisions of geography, the spatial anaylysis of human populations, its cultures, activities, and landscapes
Physical Geography
one of the 2 major divisions of systematic geography; the spatial analysis of the structure, processses, and location of the Earth's natural phenomena such as climate, soil, plants, animals, and toposgraphy.
Spatial
pertaining to space on Earth's surface; sometimes used as a synonym for geographic.
Spatial Distribution
physical location of geographic phenomena across space.
Pattern
the design of a spatial distribution
Medical Geography
the study of health and disease within a geographic context and from a geographical perspective. Amon other things, medical geography looks at source, diffusion routes, and distribution of diseases
Pandemics
outbreak of a disease that spreads worldwide
Epidemic
regional outbreak of a disease
Spatial Perspective
observing variations in geographic phenomena across space.
Five Themes
location, human environment, region, place, and movement
Location
first themes of geography. Geographical situation of people and things.
Location Theory
Logical attempt to explain the locational pattern of economic activity and the manner in which producing area are interrelated.
Human Environment
The second theme of geography as defined by the geography as defined by the Geography Educational National Implementation project reciprocal relationships between human and environment
Region
The third theme of geography;area of Earth's surface marked by a degreee of formal, functional, or perceptual homogeneity of some phenomen.
Place
fourth theme of geography;uniqueness 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.
Perceptions of Places
belief or understanding about a place developed through books, movies, stories, or pictures
Movement
Fifth theme of geography; The mobility of people, goods, and ideas across the surface of the planet.
Spatial Interaction
physical location of geographic phenomena across space
Distances
Measurement of the physical space between 2 planes.
Accessibility
The degree of ease with which it is possible to reach a certain location from other locations.
Connectivity
The degree of direct linkage between one particular location and other locations in a transport network.
Landscape
Overall appearance of an area.
Cultural Landscape
Visible imprint of human activity on the landscape, buildings, etc.
Sequent Occupance
Notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape.
Cartography
Art and science of making maps.
Reference Maps
maps showing the absolute location of places and geographic features determined my a frame of refereence, typically latitude and longitude.