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Chapter 1 AP HG

Spatial Perspective terms from AMSCO text

spatial approach the arrangement of geographic data using location, distance, direction, patterns, and human perceptions
latitude the imaginary lines that measure distance north or south of the equator
longitude the imaginary lines that measure distance east or west of the prime meridian
toponyms place names that provide insights into the geography or cultural aspect of a region, such as Salt Lake City
absolute location the precise location of a place using latitude and longitude
scale the ratio between the size of real things in the world and the same things on maps
political map a map that shows and labels human created boundaries such as states, countries, capitals
physical map a map that shows natural landforms, such as rivers, mountains, deserts
thematic map map that shows spacial aspects of information using colors, dots, lines or symbols
cartogram a map in which the size of countries are shown not by actual size, but by specific data, such as population or income
homogeneous region a region which is united by a physical landform, a cultural practice, or an economic activity
quantitative data data that can be measured and collected using numbers
qualitative data data that is collected using interviews, documents, opinions, and reasons; much harder to analyze but important to understand human actions
Created by: aphg2020