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AP Human Geography Exam 1- This is Geography 09/20/22
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Geographic information provides context for
understanding spatial relationships and human-
Explain the importance of geography as a field of study.
Geographical concepts include location, place, scale,
space, pattern, nature and society, networks, flows,
regionalization, and globalization.
Explain major geographical concepts underlying the
Landscape analysis (e.g., field observations,
photographic interpretations) provides a context for
understanding the location of people, places, regions,
and events; human-environment relationships; and
interconnections between and among places & regions.
Use landscape analysis to examine the human
organization of space.
People apply spatial concepts to interpret and
understand population and migration; cultural patterns
and processes; political organization of space;
agriculture, food production, and rural land use;
industrialization and economic development; and cities
and urban land use.
Use spatial thinking to analyze the human organization
to represent and identify spatial patterns and processes at different scales.
What are maps used for?
reference maps (e.g., physical and political maps) and thematic maps (e.g., choropleth, dot, graduated symbol, isoline, cartogram).
what are types of maps?
inevitably distort spatial relationships (e.g., shape, area, distance,
what do all map projections have in common?
to analyze rates of natural increase in population, population
doubling time, rank-size rule for cities, and distance-decay functions.
What are mathematical formulas and graphs used for?
as generalizations to think systematically about topics such as land use, industrial location, and the distribution of settlements
what do geographers use geographic models for?
problems related to human-environmental interactions (e.g., sustainable agriculture); conflict and cooperation among countries (e.g., European Union); and planning and public-policy decision making (e.g., pronatalist policies).
what are some geographical issues?
reveal variations in and different interpretations of data (e.g., age-sex
pyramids, population density).
what do patterns and processes at different scales do?
on the basis of one or more unifying characteristics (e.g., corn belt) or on patterns of activity (e.g., hinterlands of ports).
how are regions defined?
an area within which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics
an area organized around a node or focal point.
perceptual (vernacular) region
an area that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity
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