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The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process

Expansion diffusion

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The acquisition of data about earths surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods

Remote-sensing

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the rapid widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population

Contagious diffusion

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The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture

Agriculture density

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The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.

Relocation diffusion

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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.

Townships

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A specific point on earth distinguished by a particular character

Place

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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.

Environmental determinism

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The position of anything on earth's surface

Location

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An area that people believe to exist as a part of their cultural identity

Vernacular region

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The number of people per unit of area of arable land, which is Lantis eatable for agricultural

Physiological density

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Relationships among people and objects across space

Connections

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The name given to a portion of earths surface

Toonym

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The science of mapmaking

Cartography

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An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features

Region

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An area organized around a node or focal point

Functional region

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The system used to transfer locations from earths surface to a flat map

Projection

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A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data.

Geographic information system

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A piece of land that is created by draining water from an area.

Polder

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A substance in the environment that is useful to people, is economically and technical-logically feasible to access, and is socially acceptable to use

Resource

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Anark drawn on a Mac between the north and south poles

Meridian

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A system that determines the precise position of something on earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations, and receivers.

Global positioning system

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The frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area

Density

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The region from which innovative ideas originate

Hearth

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The time in that zone encompassing the prime meridian or 0° longitude

Greenwich meantime (GMT)

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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.

Mental map

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The increasing gap and economic conditions between core and peripheral regions as a result of globalization of the economy

Uneven development