geo test

  1. Concentration
    the spread of something over a given area
  2. Contagious diffusion
    the rapid, wide spread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population
  3. Cultural landscape
    fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group.
  4. density
    the frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area
  5. diffusion
    the process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time
  6. distance decay
    the diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin
  7. distribution
    the arrangement of something across the Earths surface.
  8. Expansion diffusion
    the spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process
  9. Formal region
    An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
  10. Functional region
    an area organized around a node or focal point
  11. geographic information system
    a computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes and displays geographic data
  12. Global postioning system
    A system that determines the precise position of something on earth through a series of satelites trackind stations and receivers
  13. Globalization
    Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
  14. Greenwich mean time
    the time in that time zone encompassing the prime meridian, or 0 longitude
  15. Hearth
    the region from which innovative ideas originate
  16. hienarchical diffusion
    the spread of a feature or trend from one key person node of authority or power to other person or place
  17. latitude
    the numbering system used to indicate the location of parallels drawn on a globe and measuring distance north and south of the equator
  18. location
    the position of anything on the earth surface
  19. map
    a two-dimensional, or flat, representation of earth surface or a portion of it
  20. meridian
    an arc drawn on a map between the north and south poles
  21. parallel
    a circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at the right angles to the meridians
  22. pattern
    the geometric or regular arrangement of something in a study area
  23. place
    a specific point on the earth distinguished by a particular character
  24. polder
    land created by the dutch by draining water from a particular character
  25. possibilism
    the theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of actions from many alternatives
  26. prime meridian
    the meridian designated as 0 longitude, that passes through the royal obervatory at greenwich england
  27. projection
    the system used to transfer locations from earth surface to a flat map
  28. Region
    the system used to transfer location from earths surface to a flat map
  29. relocation diffusion
    the spread of a feature or tread through bodily movement of people from one place to another
  30. remote sensing
    the acqusition of data about earth surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long distance methods
  31. site
    the physical character of a place
  32. situation
    the location of a place relative to other places
  33. space
    the physical gap or interval between two objects
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