Spatial Concepts and Earths Sustainability and Systems
The beliefs, traits, and social ideas create a tradition among a group. Geographers study the culture between two regions. This can include features such as:
How human actions can potentially affect the Earth and Globalization.
Small scale vs. large scale maps- a small scale map is a large area but less detail, a large scale map is a small area but more detail
This is the spread of people, culture, businesses, technology, information, and products throughout the world.
The relationship between us and objects. The human ability to expand our settlements and lives.
A place where different types of innovations that affect certain populations, or all populations, occur. The three main hearth regions for all forms of innovations in the world are North America, Europe, and Japan. These hearths came to place because these areas have resources such as technology, investment opportunities, and money.
The spreading of any form of ideas throughout the world affects the cultures and beliefs of many people.
Relocation Diffusion- The spread of ideas through the movement of people. (Example: Immigration)
Expansion Diffusion- The spread of a feature. This type of diffusion usually occurs through technology. Subsections of this diffusion include:
The gap or interval between two different objects.
Distribution- The arrangement of a feature through space.
Density- How often something occurs through space.
Distance Decay- Saying the more Earth is globalized the less space there is for us to live.
Space-Time Compression- The more technology there is, the less space there is between everyone. In the past, you actually needed to physically go up to someone if you wanted to talk to them. Now, a phone call will be enough no matter how far you are from that person. Still, barriers like the oceans and deserts can be a bit hindering.
Earth’s Physical Systems
Abiotic Systems (Not living)
Biotic Systems (Living)
Climate influences human actions. Humans can’t live in places that are too hot or cold, so they avoid places like the desert and north and south poles. Geographers take an interest in climate because no living thing can survive on this planet without interacting with another living thing.
Sustainability and Resources
Renewable- are naturally being made faster than consumption
Nonrenewable- are naturally being made slower than consumption
* The two major misuses of resources are over using nonrenewable ones or destroying renewable ones through pollution
To make sure we don’t use too much of our resources and preserve them for the future. There are 3 pillars of sustainability:
* Two major critiques about sustainability are that we have already exceeded out limit, or that there is no limit to exceed