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fieldwork
The study of geography by visiting places and observing the people that live there and how they react with the changes there.
human geography
The study of humans and their cultures, activities, and landscapes
Globalization
The expansion of economics, political and cultural processes to the point that they beome global in scale and impact.
physical geography
The spatial analysis of the sturcture of the earth and its features; plants, animals, climate.....
spatial
having to do with space and earth\'s surface. Sometimes synonym for geographic.
spatial distribution
location of geographic phenomena across space.
pattern
the design of spatial distribution
medical geography
the study of health and diseases with geographic perspective.
pandemic
an outbreak of disease that spreads world-wide.
epidemic
regional outbreak of a disease
spatial perspective
observing variations in geographic phenomena across space
five themes
location, human environment, region, place, movement
location
the geographical situation of people and things.
location theory
a logical attempt to explore the location pattern of an economic activity
human environment
reciprocal relationship between humans and environmnet
region
an area on the earht\'s surface that is marked
place
uniqueness of a location
sense of place
state of mind derived through the infusion of a place maybe by events that occured there.
perception of place
beliefs or understandings of a place through books or movies
movement
the mobility of people, goods, and ideas across the world
spatial interactions
interactions in earth\'s space
distance
measurement of space between two places
assessability
the degree of ease at which it is possible to reach a certain location
connectivity
the degree of direct linkage between one particular location and other locations in a transport network
landscape
the overall appearance of an area
cultural landscape
the visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape
sequent occupance
the notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place
cartography
the art and science of making maps
reference maps
maps that show the absolute location of places and geographic features
thematic maps
maps that tell stories
absolue location
a place expressed in degrees, longitude, latitude, north or south, the equator, and north, south, east, west
global positioning system (gps)
satelite-based system that tells you where you are
geocaching
a hunt for a cache, gps coordinates which are placed on the internet by another cache
relative location
the regional position or situation of a place relative to the position of other places
mental map
a map in your head
activity space
the space where everyday activities occur
remote sensing
collecting data through instruments that are distant from the area of object of study
geographic information system (gis)
a collection of computer hardware and software that permits spatial data to be collected
rescale
players at other scales support other positions
formal region
type of region marked by a certain homogenity is one or more phenomena
functional region
a region defined by the particular set of activities or interactions that occur within it
perceptional region
a region that only exists as a conceptualization or an idea and not as a physically demarcated entity
culture
the way you live and the people around you
cutlural trait
a single attribute of a culture
cultural complex
many different cultures many different traits
independent invention
a trait that many cultural hearths that develop independent of each other
culture diffusion
the process of discemination, teh spread of an idea or innovation from its source area to other places
time-distance decay
the combination of time and distance
cultural barriers
things in the culture that stop or slow down the research
expansion diffusion
the spread of an innovation or an idea through a population and the numbers of those influenced rapidly increase
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