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Longitude

Parallels
Numbering system indicates location E-W
Physological Density
NUMBER OF PEOPLE per unit of area of farmland
Possibilism
physical environment sets limits on human actions, but people can adjust to physical environment
Relocation Diffusion
Spread of feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another
Situation
The location of a place RELATIVE to other places
Space-Time Compression
The reduction in time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place as a result of improved communication & transport
Expansion Diffusion

-Contagious
-Hierachial
-Stimulus
spread of feature in snowballing process

-Rapid & widespread
-persons of power to others
-underlying principle
Uneven Distribution
increased gap in economical conditions between core and peripheral regions as a result of the globalization of the economy
Agricultural Density
NUMBER OF FARMERS per unit area of farmland
Culture
what people care about
Distribution
arrangement of feature in space
Functional Region
area organized around a node or focal point
Hearth
place from whch an innovation originates
International Date Line
Arc that goes along 180 longitude

cross E = back 24
cross W = forward 24
Latitude

Meridian
Measures N-S
Vernacular Region
area that people believe to exist as part of their cultural identity
Arithmetic Density
TOTAL # OF PEOPLE

-DIVIDED BY-

TOTAL LAND AREA
Concentration
spread of something over a given area
Cultural Ecology
geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relationships
Density
frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area
Distance Decay
diminishing importance with increased distance
Environmental Determinism
physical environment determines human activities
Formal Region
area in which everyone shares in on or more characteristics
GIS
graphic info systems
stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data
Greenwhich Mean Time
encompasses prime meridian
0 degrees longitude