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GIS Stands for What?
Geographic Information System
Three Things GIS deals with
Geometry, Topology, Attributes
What are the two earth processes
Physical and Cultural
3 Things, Geography as What
A body of knowledge, A science, and as technology
The nature of warfare has what?
Changed Forever
How many dimensions can GIS be?
2 (2-D & 3-D)
This was one of the earliest maps ever found, a silk map from the second century, and was found in ancient China
Maps of Human Suffering
What is the best available Census Data at Finest Census Geometry?
Population Data
What are things GIS can help with?
Natural Disasters, Homeland Security
GIS was used with what major attack?
NYC Trade Center Attacks
Name of the hotel that was located
Helen Carcanis Newport Hotel
GIS is improving efficiencies for just about everything that involves what three things?
location, movement, and flow
what acts protect you from being located and watched?
Patriot Act
Surveillance of other people has sometimes been called?
Geoslavery
What ways is a GPS tracker installed?
Bracelets, Chips in body, Car trackers
What is Globalization?
Increasing level of interconnections among people throughout the world
When did it take off?
the 1990's
What is localization?
increasing insistence on distinctive identities
Are those that favor globalization a minority or majority
minority
Facets of Globalization are
ideas, technologies, diseases. Good from many places of manufacture

EX: Jeet's Market
Facets of Localization are
Nationalism, local customs and practices, resentment

EX: Taliban in Afghanistan
What are some major global shifts that occured in the 1990's
Cold War, New World Order (NATO)

EX: Saudi Arabia
What is Global Economics?
Study of how people collectively use resources to meet their needs for Goods and Services
(Producing, Distributing, and Consuming)
What are the two main economic disparities
Wealth (Income, housing, food, health care) & Poverty (malnutrition, exhaustion, disease, poor housing, poor health care)
What are the two characteristics of culture?
Learned behavior (ideas, beliefs, practices)& Expressions of shared culture (religion, language, role of women, etc.)
What are some examples of reflections of cultural values
Number of working hours, recreational activities, food and meal preferences
What is World Culture?
Culture that allows democracy, individualism, and human rights. May not be for everyone.
What are the three political and economic systems?
Communism, Fascism, and Democracy with Free Market Economy
What is Physical Geography?
Natural Environments (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, Rocks)
What is Cultural/Social/Human Geography?
Cultural Environments (Land use, lifestyle, Human Welfare)
What are the three interactive workings of earth's building blocks?
Hydrosphere (Rivers, Lakes, Oceans) Lithosphere (Crust, Rocks, soil) Atmosphere
What are the two environmental factors in Human Development?
Natural Hazards(earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions) and Natural Resources (Minerals, soils, water)
What are examples of human geography Affecting Physical Geography?
Buildings, fields, deforestation, transportation networks, drainage networks
What is Geography?
study of earth as the environment or spaces where people live and through which they make life meaningful
Geography is the science and practice of what?
Spatial Logic
What are the four types of geographic studies?
distribution, interrelationships, location, & character of a landscape or region
Who came up with the theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Howard Gardner
1 meter = how far of the distance from the equator to the pole
1/10,000,000
LATITUDE describes how far what?
North or South (0-90 degrees) of the equator
What is Physical Geography?
Natural Environments (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, Rocks)
What is Cultural/Social/Human Geography?
Cultural Environments (Land use, lifestyle, Human Welfare)
LONGITUDE describes how far what?
East or West (0-180 degrees) of the Prime Meridian
What are the three interactive workings of earth's building blocks?
Hydrosphere (Rivers, Lakes, Oceans) Lithosphere (Crust, Rocks, soil) Atmosphere
What are the two environmental factors in Human Development?
Natural Hazards(earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions) and Natural Resources (Minerals, soils, water)
The Prime Meridian is located where?
Greenwich, England
Geography, simply put, is about what?
Places
What are examples of human geography Affecting Physical Geography?
Buildings, fields, deforestation, transportation networks, drainage networks
What is Geography?
study of earth as the environment or spaces where people live and through which they make life meaningful
Geography employs what kind of view
Spatial
Geography is the science and practice of what?
Spatial Logic
What are the four types of geographic studies?
distribution, interrelationships, location, & character of a landscape or region
Who came up with the theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Howard Gardner
1 meter = how far of the distance from the equator to the pole
1/10,000,000
What is Physical Geography?
Natural Environments (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, Rocks)
What is Cultural/Social/Human Geography?
Cultural Environments (Land use, lifestyle, Human Welfare)
LATITUDE describes how far what?
North or South (0-90 degrees) of the equator
What are the three interactive workings of earth's building blocks?
Hydrosphere (Rivers, Lakes, Oceans) Lithosphere (Crust, Rocks, soil) Atmosphere
LONGITUDE describes how far what?
East or West (0-180 degrees) of the Prime Meridian
What are the two environmental factors in Human Development?
Natural Hazards(earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions) and Natural Resources (Minerals, soils, water)
The Prime Meridian is located where?
Greenwich, England
What are examples of human geography Affecting Physical Geography?
Buildings, fields, deforestation, transportation networks, drainage networks
Geography, simply put, is about what?
Places
What is Geography?
study of earth as the environment or spaces where people live and through which they make life meaningful
Geography employs what kind of view
Spatial
Geography is the science and practice of what?
Spatial Logic
What are the four types of geographic studies?
distribution, interrelationships, location, & character of a landscape or region
Who came up with the theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Howard Gardner
1 meter = how far of the distance from the equator to the pole
1/10,000,000
LATITUDE describes how far what?
North or South (0-90 degrees) of the equator
LONGITUDE describes how far what?
East or West (0-180 degrees) of the Prime Meridian
The Prime Meridian is located where?
Greenwich, England
Geography, simply put, is about what?
Places
Geography employs what kind of view
Spatial
What is Physical Geography?
Natural Environments (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, Rocks)
What is Physical Geography?
Natural Environments (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, Rocks)
What is Cultural/Social/Human Geography?
Cultural Environments (Land use, lifestyle, Human Welfare)
What is Cultural/Social/Human Geography?
Cultural Environments (Land use, lifestyle, Human Welfare)
What are the three interactive workings of earth's building blocks?
Hydrosphere (Rivers, Lakes, Oceans) Lithosphere (Crust, Rocks, soil) Atmosphere
What are the three interactive workings of earth's building blocks?
Hydrosphere (Rivers, Lakes, Oceans) Lithosphere (Crust, Rocks, soil) Atmosphere
What are the two environmental factors in Human Development?
Natural Hazards(earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions) and Natural Resources (Minerals, soils, water)
What are the two environmental factors in Human Development?
Natural Hazards(earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions) and Natural Resources (Minerals, soils, water)
What are examples of human geography Affecting Physical Geography?
Buildings, fields, deforestation, transportation networks, drainage networks
What are examples of human geography Affecting Physical Geography?
Buildings, fields, deforestation, transportation networks, drainage networks
What is Geography?
study of earth as the environment or spaces where people live and through which they make life meaningful
What is Geography?
study of earth as the environment or spaces where people live and through which they make life meaningful
Geography is the science and practice of what?
Spatial Logic
Geography is the science and practice of what?
Spatial Logic
What are the four types of geographic studies?
distribution, interrelationships, location, & character of a landscape or region
What are the four types of geographic studies?
distribution, interrelationships, location, & character of a landscape or region
Who came up with the theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Howard Gardner
Who came up with the theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Howard Gardner
1 meter = how far of the distance from the equator to the pole
1/10,000,000
1 meter = how far of the distance from the equator to the pole
1/10,000,000
LATITUDE describes how far what?
North or South (0-90 degrees) of the equator
LATITUDE describes how far what?
North or South (0-90 degrees) of the equator
LONGITUDE describes how far what?
East or West (0-180 degrees) of the Prime Meridian
LONGITUDE describes how far what?
East or West (0-180 degrees) of the Prime Meridian
What is Physical Geography?
Natural Environments (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, Rocks)
What is Physical Geography?
Natural Environments (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, Rocks)
What is Cultural/Social/Human Geography?
Cultural Environments (Land use, lifestyle, Human Welfare)
What is Cultural/Social/Human Geography?
Cultural Environments (Land use, lifestyle, Human Welfare)
The Prime Meridian is located where?
Greenwich, England
The Prime Meridian is located where?
Greenwich, England
What are the three interactive workings of earth's building blocks?
Hydrosphere (Rivers, Lakes, Oceans) Lithosphere (Crust, Rocks, soil) Atmosphere
What are the three interactive workings of earth's building blocks?
Hydrosphere (Rivers, Lakes, Oceans) Lithosphere (Crust, Rocks, soil) Atmosphere
Geography, simply put, is about what?
Places
Geography, simply put, is about what?
Places
What are the two environmental factors in Human Development?
Natural Hazards(earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions) and Natural Resources (Minerals, soils, water)
What are the two environmental factors in Human Development?
Natural Hazards(earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions) and Natural Resources (Minerals, soils, water)
Geography employs what kind of view
Spatial
Geography employs what kind of view
Spatial
What are examples of human geography Affecting Physical Geography?
Buildings, fields, deforestation, transportation networks, drainage networks
What are examples of human geography Affecting Physical Geography?
Buildings, fields, deforestation, transportation networks, drainage networks
What is Geography?
study of earth as the environment or spaces where people live and through which they make life meaningful
What is Geography?
study of earth as the environment or spaces where people live and through which they make life meaningful
Geography is the science and practice of what?
Spatial Logic
Geography is the science and practice of what?
Spatial Logic
What are the four types of geographic studies?
distribution, interrelationships, location, & character of a landscape or region
What are the four types of geographic studies?
distribution, interrelationships, location, & character of a landscape or region
What is Physical Geography?
Natural Environments (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, Rocks)
What is Cultural/Social/Human Geography?
Cultural Environments (Land use, lifestyle, Human Welfare)
Who came up with the theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Howard Gardner
Who came up with the theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Howard Gardner
What is Physical Geography?
Natural Environments (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, Rocks)
What is Cultural/Social/Human Geography?
Cultural Environments (Land use, lifestyle, Human Welfare)
What are the three interactive workings of earth's building blocks?
Hydrosphere (Rivers, Lakes, Oceans) Lithosphere (Crust, Rocks, soil) Atmosphere
1 meter = how far of the distance from the equator to the pole
1/10,000,000
1 meter = how far of the distance from the equator to the pole
1/10,000,000
What are the three interactive workings of earth's building blocks?
Hydrosphere (Rivers, Lakes, Oceans) Lithosphere (Crust, Rocks, soil) Atmosphere
What are the two environmental factors in Human Development?
Natural Hazards(earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions) and Natural Resources (Minerals, soils, water)
LATITUDE describes how far what?
North or South (0-90 degrees) of the equator
LATITUDE describes how far what?
North or South (0-90 degrees) of the equator
What are the two environmental factors in Human Development?
Natural Hazards(earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions) and Natural Resources (Minerals, soils, water)
What are examples of human geography Affecting Physical Geography?
Buildings, fields, deforestation, transportation networks, drainage networks
LONGITUDE describes how far what?
East or West (0-180 degrees) of the Prime Meridian
LONGITUDE describes how far what?
East or West (0-180 degrees) of the Prime Meridian
What are examples of human geography Affecting Physical Geography?
Buildings, fields, deforestation, transportation networks, drainage networks
What is Geography?
study of earth as the environment or spaces where people live and through which they make life meaningful
The Prime Meridian is located where?
Greenwich, England
The Prime Meridian is located where?
Greenwich, England
What is Geography?
study of earth as the environment or spaces where people live and through which they make life meaningful
Geography is the science and practice of what?
Spatial Logic
Geography, simply put, is about what?
Places
Geography, simply put, is about what?
Places
Geography is the science and practice of what?
Spatial Logic
Geography employs what kind of view
Spatial
What are the four types of geographic studies?
distribution, interrelationships, location, & character of a landscape or region
Geography employs what kind of view
Spatial
What are the four types of geographic studies?
distribution, interrelationships, location, & character of a landscape or region
Who came up with the theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Howard Gardner
Who came up with the theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Howard Gardner
1 meter = how far of the distance from the equator to the pole
1/10,000,000
LATITUDE describes how far what?
North or South (0-90 degrees) of the equator
1 meter = how far of the distance from the equator to the pole
1/10,000,000
LONGITUDE describes how far what?
East or West (0-180 degrees) of the Prime Meridian
LATITUDE describes how far what?
North or South (0-90 degrees) of the equator
The Prime Meridian is located where?
Greenwich, England
LONGITUDE describes how far what?
East or West (0-180 degrees) of the Prime Meridian
Geography, simply put, is about what?
Places
The Prime Meridian is located where?
Greenwich, England
Geography employs what kind of view
Spatial
Geography, simply put, is about what?
Places
Geography employs what kind of view
Spatial
What are regions?
High degree of uniformity/comparatively limited variability
What are two characteristics of regions?
Flows and Global City Regions
What is important in regions?
Human action is more important than physical environments in defining regions
What do regions do?
Shape poeple's activities, can change over time, and interact with one another
What is colonialism
Benefits of civilization
What was the world like Pre and post Cold War
Pre: Two world powers, two ideologies. Post: One world power, mostly democracy
What is the goal of Human Development
Attempt to mobilize resources (human and natural) so that people can produce goods and services
What are the four minimum goods and services that must meet basica needs?
Food, Shelter, Health Care, and Physical Safety and security
What is Sustainable Development?
Growth that does not deplete essential resources
What are the 7 freedoms of human rights?
Freedom from discrimination, freedom to develop and reach one's potential, freedom from want, freedom from fear, freedom from injustice, freedom of thought and speech, and freedom to have decent work without exploitation
What are the origins of Freedom?
Democracy of Ancient Greece, French Revolution, and American Revolution which created the Bill of Rights
What two things usually go hand in hand?
Human Development and Human Rights
When did exponential Growth really take off?
The Industrial Revolution (mid 1700's)
What are the two population dynamics?
Demography (usually not spatial, birth rate, death rate) and Population of Geography (highly spatial, study of distribution, density, and location)
Who wrote the Book about How Many People Earth can Support?
Thomas Malthus

Growth turned out to be Greater than he expected
How many people are in the world?
6 Billion
What kind of economies dominate the world?
Free Market
What kind of Systems are there?
Socialist not Communist
What is the World Trade Organization?
Open Trade policies allowed and it was President Wilson's state goal for WWI
What are Regional Differences?
"American Way"(independent banking and legal systems) "Asian Way"(Family linkages, Government Intervention) and "Europen Way" (Social Welfare, High Taxes)
How do you measure Wealth, Poverty, and Human Development?
Gross Domestic Product (Total Goods and Services in One Country per year).. GDP. Gross National Income (GDP+Foreign Transactions)..GNI.
What are the four economic sectors?
Primary Sector (Extracting directly from natural resources) Secondary Sector (Manufacturing) Tertiary Sector (Distribution, Business Services, and Government) Quaternary Sector (Finance, Professions)
What are the two Global Businesses
Multinational Corporations (MNC'S... mostly for profit) and Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO's.. primarily for aid)
What are Global City Regions and where are they located
Control centers of the Economy. New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo
What is Culture?
Code of acquired beliefs passed from generation to generation
What is Language?
Spoken means of communication. There are 12 dominant but thousands of languages do exist.
What are religions?
Organized set of beliefs and practices, often with system of values.
What are the five major religions?
Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism
What is an Ethnic Group?
culture of its own so that members feel set apart by religion, language, national origin, or racial characteristics.
What are the political worlds?
First: Free World. Second: Communist. Third: World's Poorest Countries
What is a nation?
imagined community in which a group of people believe that they share a common cultural features.
What is nationalism?
A desire to make the nation equivalent to a country unit.
What are Indigenous People?
The first inhabitants of an area or those present when the area is taken over by another group.
What are the two ways to shape the Earth's surface?
Externally: Weathering, Erosion, and deposition.
Internally: Plate Tectonics
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imagined community in which a group of people believe that they share a common cultural features.
What is nationalism?
A desire to make the nation equivalent to a country unit.
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What are Indigenous People?
The first inhabitants of an area or those present when the area is taken over by another group.
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imagined community in which a group of people believe that they share a common cultural features.
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What are Indigenous People?
The first inhabitants of an area or those present when the area is taken over by another group.
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Externally: Weathering, Erosion, and deposition.
Internally: Plate Tectonics