Terms & Concepts

Here you get concise and referenced definitions and discussion of terms and concepts related to analysis of regional systems and our research themes. It is rather our understanding of the terms and concepts serving our purpose than the presentation of exact definitions that is provided in the following links.

Distance is a crucial concept for geography that is a discipline of distance in fact. It can be absolute or relative and it can be expressed by various manners (Euclidean, time, cost, taxonomic, perceptional distance etc.).

Region is one of the basic concepts in geography. It can be defined as a more or less limited dynamic spatial system, which a) is conditioned by interaction of environmental and socio-economic phenomena and b) manifests a certain degree of organisational unity that difers it from other regions.