Geography

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Term  
Definition

Cartography

Making of Maps

GIS

A system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data graphically.

Spatial

Third perspective. Geographic/where and why there

Spatial Perspective

Description and explanation of the patterns of human activity on this Earth

Population Distribution

Overview of the location of people on the planet

Population Density

Reveal the number of persons per unit area still showing the overview of the location of people on the planet.

Cultural Landscape

Distinctive attributes of a society imprinted on its portion of the world's physical stage.

Development

Used to gauge a state's economic, social, and institutional growth.

Core Areas

Places of dominance who inhabitants exerted their power over their surroundings near and far.

Periphery

Created wealth for the former and enforced stability in the latter.

Globalization

The interconnectedness of people and places throughout the world

Transnational Migrants

Highly mobile and are frequently instrumental in the spreading of cultures around the world.

Industrial Revolution

A series of inventions, innovations, and ideas. Allowed for the mass production and consumption of goods. Developed gradually over time and spread unevenly.

What do Earth orbiting satellites do?

Record the expansion of deserts, the shrinking of glaciers, the depletion of forests, the growth of cities and myriad other geographic phenomena.

Population numbers by themselves do not define what?

geographic realms or regions

Population

US: Just over 315 Million World: Just over 7 Billion

The world is adding about 250 million people about how many years?

Every 3.5

What is the world's greatest populated cluster?

East Asia

Where does Europe rank in regards to population clusters?

3rd

Time-space compression: technological innovations that have:

Increased the mobility of people -Accelerated the rates of communication and information -Made distance less of an issue