AP Human Geography Vocab #1
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growth to a global or worldwide scale
art of map making
Relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space.
The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population.
Geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relationships.
the body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition
The frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area.
The total number of people divided by the total land area.
The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture.
The number of people per unit of area of arable land, which is land suitable for agriculture.
The process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time.
The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin.
The arrangement of something across Earth's surface.
A nineteenth- and early twentieth-century approach to the study of geography that argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences. Geography was therefore the study of how the physical environment caused human activities.
An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
An area organized around a node or focal point
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process.
A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data.
a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver
the region from which innovative ideas originate
The spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to other persons or places.
a map projection of the earth onto a cylinder
A specific point on Earth distinguished by a particular character.
The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
The system used to transfer locations from Earth's surface to a flat map.
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features.
The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods.
Projection that attempts to balance several possible projection errors. It does not maintain completely accurate area, shape, distance, or direction, but it minimizes errors in each.
Generally, the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole, specifically the relationship between the size of an object on a map and the size of the actual feature on Earth's surface.
The physical character of a place.
The location of a place relative to other places.
The physical gap or interval between two objects.
The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place, as a result of improved communications and transportation system.
they way geographers look at everything-- in relation to space
The spread of an underlying principle, even though a specific characteristic is rejected.
region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time
The name given to a portion of Earth's surface.
The increasing gap in economic conditions between core and peripheral regions as a result of the globalization of the economy.
A place that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity.
Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group.
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