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AP Human Geo Vocab

Vocabulary from BARRON'S 4th Edition *Unfinished

TermDefinition
Absolute Distance A distance that can be measured with a standard unit of length, such as a mile or kilometer.
Absolute Location The exact position of an object or place, measured within the spatial coordinates of a grid system.
Accessibility The relative ease with which a destination may be reached from some other place.
Anthropogenic Human-induced changes on the natural environment.
Azimuthal projection A map projection in which the plane is the most developable surface.
Breaking Point The outer edge of a city's sphere of influence, used in the law of retail gravitation to describe the area of a city's hinterlands that depend on that city for its retail supplies.
Carl Sauer Defined cultural landscape; it results from interaction between humans and the physical environment. No landscape has escaped alteration by human activities.
Cartograms A type of thematic map that transforms space such that the political unit with the greatest value for some type of data is represented by the largest relative area.
Cartography The theory and practice of making visual representations of Earth's surface in the form of maps.
Choropleth map A thematic map that uses tones or colors to represent spatial data as average values per unit area.
Cognitive map An image of a portion of Earth's surface that an individual creates in his/her mind. These maps can include knowledge of actual locations and relationships among locations as well as personal perceptions and preferences of particular places.
Complementarity The actual or potential relationship between two places, usually referring to economic interactions.
Connectivity The degree of economic, social, cultural, or political connection between two places.
Contagious diffusion The spread of a disease, innovation, or cultural traits through direct contact with another person or another place.
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