Flashcards in Chapter1 Deck (57)
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process
The acquisition of data about earths surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods
the rapid widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population
The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture
The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
A square normally 6 miles on a side. Do you land ordinance of 1785 divided much of the United States into a series of Township.
A specific point on earth distinguished by a particular character
A 19th and early 20th century approach to the study of geography that argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences. Geography was there for the study of how the physical environment caused human activities.
The position of anything on earth's surface
An area that people believe to exist as a part of their cultural identity
The number of people per unit of area of arable land, which is Lantis eatable for agricultural
Relationships among people and objects across space
The name given to a portion of earths surface
The science of mapmaking
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features
An area organized around a node or focal point
The system used to transfer locations from earths surface to a flat map
A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data.
Geographic information system
A piece of land that is created by draining water from an area.
A substance in the environment that is useful to people, is economically and technical-logically feasible to access, and is socially acceptable to use
Anark drawn on a Mac between the north and south poles
A system that determines the precise position of something on earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers.
Global positioning system
The frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area
The region from which innovative ideas originate
The time in that zone encompassing the prime meridian or 0° longitude
Greenwich meantime (GMT)
And internal representation of a portion of earths surface based on what an individual knows about a place, containing personal impressions of what is in a place and where places are located.