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Geography

The science that studies relationships among the natural systems, geographic areas, societies, and cultures, and the interdependence of all these over space.

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Distribution

Spatial property of areal pattern

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Change

Rate, regularity, and direction of change

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Association(Functional or Spatial)

Occurrence of objects/activities in response to the presence of some other element

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Forms and Process

Examining processes that result in random, clustered, or regular spatial distributions

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Spatial Interaction

Explaining flows of people, goods, or environmental resources from place to place given forces of attraction and friction

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Distance Decay

Decreasing occurrence of events from a central point

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Regions

Areas with internal homogeneities, cultural or physical, that differentiates it from other areas

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Location

Absolute or relative

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Direction

Geometric property to describe relative or true direction

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Distance

Conventionally expressed in terms of units based on Euclidean geometry

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Scale

Size of an area studied and the level of precision and generalization applied

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Literacy

Use of written language

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Articulacy

Use of spoken language

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Numberacy

Communication via mathematics(and symbols)

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Graphicacy

Use of graphics for communication

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Map

Graphic representation of the cultural and/or physical environment

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Mapping/Map making

Refers to all the processes of producing a map (Collecting data>Designing the map>Distribution)

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Cartography

The Art, Science, and technology of making maps

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Large Scale Map

Show less area with more detail

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Small Scale Map

Shows large area with less detail

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Graphic Ideation(Mental Maps)

Mental assembling of space

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Tangible Maps

Maps you can touch or physically hold

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Virtual Maps

Maps made for screen viewing or for projecting

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Thematic Maps VS General Purpose Maps

Thematic maps focus the purpose of the map directly to a specific topic such as mapping tornadoes and general purpose maps provide a mass amount of information on a single map thats not directly targeted to anything

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Qualitative Thematic Map

Shows nominal data, Shows Distribution, No quantities

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Quantitative Thematic Map

Shows numerical data, shows variations from place to place, generalized numbers

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Common quantitative map forms

choropleth maps, dot maps, proportional symbol maps, isarithmic maps, cartograms, flow maps