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Agricultural density
The number of farmers per unit area of farmland.
Arithmetic density
The total number of objects in an area.
Base line
A line serving as a basis, as for measurement, calculation, or location.
The science of map-making.
Relationships among people and objects across the barrier space.
Relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space.
Contagious diffusion
The rapid, widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population
Cultural ecology
The geographic study of human-environment relationships.
The body of customary beliefs, material traits, and social forms that together constitute the distinct tradition of a group of people.
The frequency at which something occurs.
The process by which a characteristic spreads across soace from one place to another over time.
Distance decay
The trailing off of a phenomena
The arrangement of a feature in space.
Environmental determinism
the view that the physical environment, rather than social conditions, determines culture.
Expansion diffusion
The spread of a feature from one another in a snowballing process.
Formal region
An area within which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics.
Functional region
An area organized around a node or focal point.
Geographic Information System
A computer system that can store, capture, query, analyze, and display geographic data.
Global Positioning System
System that determines accurately the precise postion of something on Earth.
A force or process that involves the entire world and results in making something worlwide in scope.
Greenwich Mean Time
The master reference time for all points on Earth.
The place from which an innovation originates.
Hierarchical Diffusion
The spread of an idea from persons or nodes of authority or power to other persons or places.
International Date Line
An imaginery line at 180-degrees longitude.
Land Ordinance of 1785
A law that divided much of the United States into a system of townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers.
The numbering system used to indicate the location of parallels drawn on a globe and measuring distance north and south of the equator
The position that something occupies.
Dstance east or west on the earth's surface, measured in degrees from a certain meridian (line from the North to the South Pole).
A two-dimensional or flat-scale model of Earth's surface.
Mental Map
An internal representation of a portion of Earth's surface.
An arc drawn between the North and South poles.
A circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at right angles to the meridians.
The geometric arrangement of objects in space.
Physiological Density
The number of persons per unit of area suitable for agriculture.
A specific point on Earth distinguished by a particular character.
a piece of land that is created by draining water from an area
The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions.
Prime Meridian
The meridian, designated as 0-degrees longitude which passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England.
Principal Meridian
A north-south line designate in the Land Oridance of 1785 to facilitate the surveying and numbering of townships in the United States.
The system used to transfer locations from Earth's surface to a flat map.
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features.
Regional Studies
An approach to geography that emphasizes the relationships among social and physical phenomena in a particular study area.
Relocation Diffusion
The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
Remote Sensing
The aquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods.
A substance that is useful to humans.
generally the relationship between the portion of earth being studied and earth as a whole, specif. the relationship between the size of an obj. on a map and the size of the actual feature on earth's surface
A square normally one mile on a side. The Land Ordinance of 1785 divided townships in the United States into 36 sections.
The physical character of a place.
The location of a place relative to other places.
The physical gap or interval between two objects.
Space-time Compression
The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place, as a result of improved communications and transportation systems.
Stimulus diffusion
The spread of an underlying principle. even though a specific characteristic is rejected.
The name given to a portion of Earth's surface.
A square normally 6 miles on a side. The Land Ordinance of 1785 divided much of the United States into a series of townships.
Transnational Corporation
A company that conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in many countries, not just where its headquarters or shareholders are located.
Uneven Development
The increasing gap in economic conditions between core and peripheral regions as a result of the globalization of the economy.
Vernacular Region
An area that people believe to exist as part of their cultural identity.

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