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AP Human Geography Unit 1 Terms
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One of the two major divisions of geography; the spatial analysis of human population, its cultures, activities, and landscapes.
a nonrural area and its population including the most recently constructed suburban appendeges
a map that shows physical features
map designed to show governmental boundaries of countries, states, and counties, the location of major cities, and they usually include significant bodies of water.
a type of map especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area. These maps can portray physical, social, political culture economic, sociological, agricultural, or any other aspects of a city, state, region, nation, or continent".
a map which uses differences in shading, colouring, or the placing of symbols within predefined areas to indicate the average values of a particular quantity in those areas.
a map type that uses a dot symbol to show the presence of a feature or phenomenon; rely on a visual scatter to show spatial pattern.
graduated symbol map
map that uses dot of various sizes to represent values
lines on a map, chart, or graph of connecting points of equal value
shows statistical information and geographic location
the representation on a plane surface of part of the surface of the earth or a celestial sphere.
gave us the mercator map
is an azimuthal projection drawn to show Arctic and Antarctic areas. It is based on a plane perpendicular to the Earth's axis in contact with the North or South Pole.
alternation of the original shape
consist of geographic regions, cultural regions, governmental regions and economic regions
region defined by the particular set of activities or interactions that occur within it
also called vernacular. based on a person's opinion of a certain place based on common assumptions or stereotypes
the process of dividing something up by regions according to their similarities in specific topics.
is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data.
is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense.
the scanning of the earth by satellite or high-flying aircraft in order to obtain information about it
Use of sophisticated software to create dynamic computer maps, some of which are three-dimensional or interactive.
data expressing a certain quantity, amount or range. Usually, there are measurement units associated with the data, e.g. metres, in the case of the height of a person.
is information about qualities; information that can't actually be measured. Some examples of are the softness of your skin, the grace with which you run, and the color of your eyes.
Fieldwork A method of studying what people are doing and observing how their actions and reactions vary.
the expansion of economic, political, and cultural processes to the point that they become global in scale and impact. The process of _______ transcend state boundaries and have outcomes that vary across places and states.
The regional position or situation of a place relative to the position of other places. Distance, accessibility, and connectivity affect this.
Relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and the Earth as a whole.
The position of place of a certain item on the surface of the Earth.(The exact position of an object or place stated in spatial coordinates of a grid system designed for locational purposes)
as efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base.
arrangement of objects on earth's surface in relationship to one another
spatial region equivalent to that of a community
set of digital maps that accurately cover the whole globe to express the status of the global environment
analyzing the overall appearance of all area that is shaped by both humans and natural influences
particular position, part, or area in a space/ location
an organization of earth's surface into distinct areas that are viewed different from other ares.
a dynamic flow process from one location to another
movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions
range of modern tools contributing to the geographic mapping and analysis of the earth and human societies
human environment interaction
refers to the ways people change their environment and how the environment changes them
act of examining photographic images for the purpose identifying objects and judging for their significance
political organization of space
how the world is politically divided
taking fruits, vegetables, and grains in their natural harvest, or butchered meat, and turning them into something that will sell
science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products
rural land use
use of rural land. also a place where not so many people live, which is in areas like wide open land, farmland, natural areas, forest, natural parks, etc
gradual or rapid switch of a mainly agricultural economy to a more industrial based one. also, a development in the economy based on factory production
the location of places, people, and events, and the connections among places and landscapes (defines human life on earth, with all its similarities and differences)
Location: Position on the Earth's Surface (Absolute/Relative). ...
Place: Physical and Human Characteristics. ...
Human/Environment Interactions: Shaping the Landscape. ...
Movement: Humans Interacting on the Earth. ...
Regions: How They Form and Change
5 themes of human geo
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