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GEOG 1410
Raju Das

Geography 1410: Human Geography th th September 7 – September 19 Chapter 1 “Geography Matters” IMPORTANT TERMS DEFINED FROM CHAPTER 1 Human Geography is the study of the spatial organization of human activity and of the relationship that people have with their environment Cartography is the body of practical and theoretical knowledge about making distinctive visual representations of Earth’s surface in the form of maps Map Projection is a systematic rendering on a flat surface of the geographic coordinates of the features found on Earth’s surface Ethnocentrism is the attitude that a person’s own race and culture are superior or those of others Imperialism is the extension of the power of a nation through direct or indirect control of the economic and political life of other territories Masculinism is the assumption that the world should be shaped by men for men Environmental Determinism is a doctrine holding that human activities are controlled by the environment Globalization is the increasing interconnectedness of different parts of the world through common processes of economic, environmental, political, and cultural change Geographic Information System otherwise known as GIS is an organized collection of computer hardware, software and geographical data that is designed to capture, store, update, manipulate and display spatially referenced information Regional Geography is the study of the ways in which unique combinations of environmental and human factors produce territories with distinctive landscapes and cultural attributesA Region is a larger-sized territ
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