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APHUG Semester Final

Semester 1 Final

Absolute Location The location of a place by coordinates (longitude and latitude)
Greenwhich Mean Time An absolute time reference that doesn't change with seasons.
Five Themes Location, Human-Environment Interactions, Region, Place, Movement
Cultural Landscape Key traits that give a place it's form.
Culture A way of life that a group of people with similar traits share.
Cultural Trait A trait that people from the same culture share.
Cultural Complex A certain culture may have a unique combo of cultural traits
Cultural Barriers An obstruction causing a cultural idea not to spread.
Cultural Diffusion (5 types) Stimulus, Relocation, Expansion, ,Contagion, Hierarchical,
Relative Location The location of a place relative to other features. Can change
Independent Intervention When a cultural trait develops in many hearths independently.
Sequent Occupance The lasting marks and continued development of a culture
Remote Sensimg How geographers monitor the earth's behavior from a distance
Spatial Perspective Understanding the relationship of history, geography, and economics across an area
Situation External location traits of an area (ex. Metea is in the field by 7/11)
Space-Time Compression Idea that technology causes the world to be more interconnected
Site Internal physical features (absolute location, physical setting, etc.)
Spatial Interaction Flow of people, ideas, products among places.
Perceptual Region What people think when they hear a region, their stereotype of it. (ex. Southern U.S.)
Functional Region A region that consists of people interconnecting (suburb and city)
Formal Region Area with similar physical and cultural characteristics
Dispersion Pattern of spacing within population boundaries
Distribution Arrangement of things in an area (density, concentration, pattern)
Environmental Determinism Idea that people must adapt to limits of their environment
Possibilism Idea that the climate of a region affects the character of it's people
Ecumene Proportion of Earth's surface where people are occupied
Total Fertility Rate Total number of children average woman will have in her lifetime
Developing Country (LDC) Country with less economic and demographic progress
Developed Country (MDC) Country that is very economically developed
Dependency Ration Age : Populaion ratio of those in work force to those who aren't
Demographic Momentum The idea that population doesn't change overnight, it takes years to decline/ increase, etc.
Agricultural Density Ratio of number of farmers to arable land
Malthus Theorized that world would soon not be able to supply resources for everyone
Baby Bust/ Boom Sudden decrease or increase in births
Carrying capacity Number of people an area can occupy
Eugenic Population Policy Government tries to get rid of certain groups of people (ex. Hitler)
Physiological Population Density Number of people to amount of arable land
Created by: aliciad323