Location:Position on the Earth's Surface (Absolute/Relative). Geographic study begins with the location of places on the earth. Places have absolute locations that pinpoint them on the earth, and relative locations that place each location in respect to other locations.
Place: Physical and Human Characteristics. Place have physical and human characteristics that make them what they are. Geography emphasizes the understanding of both of these factors and their integration together.
Human/Environment Interactions: Shaping the Landscape. The landscape of the earth is no longer a purely physical feature. Human have impact every area of the earth, but in varying ways. The geography of places is influenced by the degree to which humans have impacted their local environment
Movement: Humans Interacting on the Earth. The postmodern world is one of great interaction between places. This movement is inherently geographic, whether it is by telecommunications or ship.
Regions: How They Form and Change. The essential geographic feature is the region. A region is any unit of space that is unified by the presence of some characteristic. The Corn Belt, stretching from Indiania to eastern Nebraska, is an area in which corn is a dominating product. The Corn Belt is a region within the United States.
a method of analyzing data that specifically includes information about the location of places and their defining characteristics
Spatial Analysis, association, distribution
The understanding of the arrangement of people and activities found in a space and why those people and activities are distributed across the space as they are. Geographers are concerned about space.
Spatial Analysis Movement
Distributions change over time as people or things move in space. Geographers often begin their analysis of movement by considering several basic characteristics: distance, distance decay, and diffusion.
The frequency of occurrence of a phenomenon in relation to geographic area,, usually expressed as a number per square kilometer or square mile.
If all the occurrences are found in close proximity, the distribution would be described as ________, but if they are scattered far from each other, the distribution would be described as dispersed.