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AP HuG 1.1 vocab

vocab for 1.1 ap human geo

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Place specific point on earth
region an area of Earth defined by one or more distinct characteristics
scale the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole
space refers to the physical gap or interval between two objects
connection refers to relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space
map two-dimensional or flat scale model of Earth's service, or a portion of it
cartography the perfect science of mapmaking
GIScience(geographic info science) analysis of data about Earth acquired through satellite and other electronic info systems
GIS(geographic info system) captures, stores, queries, and displays the geographic data, produces map
photogrammetry the science of taking measurements of Earth's surface from photographs
remote sensing acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting Earth or from other long-distance methods
GPS(global positioning system) a system that determines the exact position of something on Earth GPS is most commonly used for navigation
Geotagging the identification and storage of a piece of information by its precise latitude and longitude
VGI(volunteered geographic information) the creation and dissemination(spreading) of geographic data contributed voluntarily and for free by individuals
citizen science scientific research by amateur scientists
participatory community based mapping
mashup a map that overlays data from one source on top of a map provided by a mapping service, word comes from the hip-hop practice of mixing two or more songs
map scale refers to the relationship of a features size on a map to its actual size on Earth
Ratio shows the numerical relationship between distances on the map and Earth's surface
Written written scale describes the relationship between map and Earth distances in words
Graphic a graphic scale usually consists of a bar line marked to show distance on Earth's surface
Projection the scientific method of Earth's surface to a flat map
4 types of distortion Shape Distance Relative size Direction
Meridian Longitude
Parallel Latitude
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