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AP Hug Quiz 1
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Boundaries of functional regions are frequently impermanent and changeable
Situation and relative location are the same thing.
Perceptual and vernacular regions require more precise drawing of boundaries than do formal or functional regions.
Isolines are common on which of the following?
an ever-widening spatial scale of economic and social activities and increased systems of linkages between places and people.
Perceptual or vernacular regions
reflect personal or popular impressions of territory and spatial divisions.
Which of the following could classify as a barrier to spatial diffusion
An ocean, a freeway, and a river
The ratio between distance on a map and distance on Earth's surface is called the
A geographic Information System (GIS) differs from traditional maps in that
data can be more easily manipulated or analyzed within GIS, whereas information is static (non-moving) on traditional maps.
Site refers to what?
specific physical characteristics of a place such as hilltops, rivers, islands.
How does the amount of generalization typically change when map scale decreases (example: changes from a larger scale map to a smaller scale map)
A hearth is
a region from which a phenomenon originates
Space refers to the gap or interval between two objects
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What is a good example of a functional region?
area served by a local bus line
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Places describe what?
description of a specific point on Earth's surface that make it unique.
The South Pole is an example of a place.
What two questions do Geographers ask?
Where and Why
Every map projection has some form of distortion because
a curved surface cannot be represented on a flat surface without distorting curvature.
An example of a formal region is
the city limits of El Paso
The location of a place described by it's local physical characteristics is called it's
Density and dispersion are independent statements about the locations of things within a defined area. They are different in that
density is the number of items in the area and dispersion describes the their proximity.
is a precise position on the surface of the globe.
Map scale is the ratio between distance on the map and the distance on the ground
Since geography deals with existing physical and cultural landscapes and regions, it deliberately avoids consideration of past conditions.
Geography may be described as the study of spatial variation or change over space.
The principal purpose of topographic maps is to
a large amount of detail and a small amount of area.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus' voyage took nearly 40 days to cross the Atlantic Ocean, a trip that would take a modern ship less than a week. This difference best reflects the geographic concept of
If you were measuring the concentration of Hispanic Americans using dot density map, which threshold would put the most visual representation on those Hispanic Americans living in rural areas.
One dot per 5,000
The historic diffusion of HIV/AIDS prevention methods and treatments in the United States is an example of which type of diffusion
According to surviving evidence, the first person to use the word geography was
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite, spacecraft, or specifically equipped high-altitude balloon is
To geographers, the spread of McDonald's around the world represents
economic and cultural globalization
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