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AP Human Geography
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a particular position, point of a location. Also the fourth theme.
process of describing and interpreting the landscape ecology of an area. Analyzing appearance of human and environment.
describes the location of a place based on earth.
a location of a place in relation to another place.
distance on the map relative to distance to distance on the earth
set of digital maps that cover the whole globe to express the status of global environment.
spatial region equivalent to that of a community.
arrangement of objects on earth's surface in relationship to one another.
process of dividing an area into geographical areas by their characteristic features.
processes that increase interactions, deepen relationships, and accelerate interdependence across national borders.
movement of people, goods, and ideas within and across geographic space.
movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions.
describe range of modern tools contributing to the geographic mapping and analysis of Earth.
human environmental interaction
humans modifying, adapting to, and depending on their environment.
process of observing and collecting data about people, cultures, and natural environment.
act of examining photographic images for the purpose of identifying objects and judging for their significance.
political organization of space
how the world is politically divided, geographers study spatial manifestation.
science of practice of farming. cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool and other products.
taking fruits, vegetables, grains in their natural harvest or butchered meat and turning into a sell.
rural land use
use of rural land. A place where not so many people live, areas are wide open land, farmland, natural areas, forests, natural parks, etc...
gradual or rapid switch of mainly, agricultural economy to a move industrial based one. A development to the economy based on factory production.
any efforts made by a government or organization to improve the economic welbeing or quality of life of the people within a set community.
nonrural area and its population, including the most recently constructed surburban appendages.
a map that shows physical features, most commonly mountains.
shows government boundaries of countries, states, countries, and the locations of major cities.
tells a story or shows a certain theme. displays the spatial distribution of an attitude to a single topic.
uses differences in shading, coloring, or the placing of symbols.
uses a dot symbol to show a feature or phenomenon.
graduated symbol map
uses dots of various sizes to represent values.
lines on a map, chart or graph connecting points of equal value.
map shows statistical information and geographic location.
projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude.
with distorted greenland and overall distorted size.
only shows Arctic and Antarctica areas.
alteration of the original shape.
the external form, outline, or outline or something or someone.
a region or part of town, country, or world.
the length of the space between two points.
the course along which someone or something moves.
everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics, borders are easy to track and slow to change.
organized around a central node.
node: central part or suburbs around.(ex: bx- food court)
a place that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity.
practice of regional rather than central systems of administration or economic, cultural, or political affiliation.
GIS (geographic information system)
computer hardware and software that combines layers of spatial data that creates maps to show patterns and processes.
GPS (geographic positioning system)
radio navigation system allowing land, sea, and airborne at exact location.
scanning of the earth by satellite or high-flying aircraft in order to obtain information about it.
set of tools and techniques supporting the analysis of geospatial data.
data expressively a certain quality, amount or range.
information about qualities, information that can't be measured.
lessening interaction between places as the friction of distance increases.
process by which characteristics spread across space from one place to another over time.
characteristic as people move from place to place.
rapid, widespread diffusion of a characteristic through population.
spread of an idea from persons or nodes of authority or power to the other persons or places.
spread of an idea after modifications
ex: mcdonalds and clothing
the place which an innovation or cultural change originates.
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