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AP Human Geography Part 1 Study Guide
A study guide for AP Human Geography terms. Part 1 of 4
Terms in this set (37)
the exact location of a place
location of a place with respect to other places
the science of map making
thematic map in which areas are shaded or patterend
map in which some thematic mapping variable is substituted for land area
Large map scale
a map that shows many details in a small area
Small map scale
a map that shows few details, but a large area
the visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape
a change in the shape, size, or position of a place when it is shown on a map
the view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life including cultural development
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.
calculated circumference of Earth with suns rays
an area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
an area organized around a node or focal point
a place that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity.
geographic information system; a computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data.
actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope
concentrates on patterns of human activity and on their relationships with the environment.
the numbering system used to indicate the location of meridians drawn on a globe and measuring distance east and west of the prime meridian (0°).
the numbering system used to indicate the location of parallels drawn on a globe and measuring distance north and south of the equator
these maps show true direction and land shapes fairly accurately, but not size or distance. Areas that are located far from the Equator are quite distorted on this type of map.
a cylindrical map projection that attempts to retain the accurate sizes of all the world's landmasses
mostly accurate size and shape of continents good for classroom use
Goode's homolosine projection
shows continents but distorts ocean
formed by moving the contents of the globe onto a flat plane
0 degrees longitude
the study of physical features of the earth's surface
the reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place, as a result of improved communications and transportation systems
an intellectual framework that looks at the locations of specific phenomena, how and why that phenomena is, and, finally, how it is spatially related to phenomena in other place
the name by which a geographical place is known
the geographic occurrence of a custom, usage, or other feature
a straight pattern (ex houses along a street)
concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
a pattern with no specific order or logic behind its arrangement
Reflects a rectangular system of land survey from the LO of 1785- many streets form grids
one of the 24 regions or divisions of the globe approximately coinciding with meridians at successive hours from the observatory at Greenwich, England.
5 Themes of Geography
location-absolute and relative; place-physical characteristics and human characteristics; human environmental interaction-the way people use their environment and natural resources; movement-how people, goods and ideas move from one place to another; region-places classified according to similar characteristics
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