A system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data graphically.
Third perspective. Geographic/where and why there
Description and explanation of the patterns of human activity on this Earth
Overview of the location of people on the planet
Reveal the number of persons per unit area still showing the overview of the location of people on the planet.
Distinctive attributes of a society imprinted on its portion of the world's physical stage.
Used to gauge a state's economic, social, and institutional growth.
Places of dominance who inhabitants exerted their power over their surroundings near and far.
Created wealth for the former and enforced stability in the latter.
The interconnectedness of people and places throughout the world
Highly mobile and are frequently instrumental in the spreading of cultures around the world.
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
US: Just over 315 Million
World: Just over 7 Billion
The world is adding about 250 million people about how many years?
What is the world's greatest populated cluster?
Where does Europe rank in regards to population clusters?
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