Normal Size Small Size show me how
Chapter 1 Vocab
AP HUMAN GEO
|The study of people, places, spaces, and the environment.
|One of the two divisions of geography; the spatial analysis of human ideas and impact including culture,s, activities, and landscapes.
|Process heightening interactions, increasing interdependence, and deepening relations across the country borders.
|The observations that researchers make of physical and cultural landscapes by comparing and contrasting them.
|Descriptions of the spatial distribution of a human or physical phenomenon.
|One division of geography; the spatial analysis of physical landscape (patterns), such as a riverbank or the crest of a mountain ridge.
|Looking at where, why, and how things occur and how places are connected.
|Mental categories used to organize and analyze the world from a spatial perspective.
|Position on earth using both absolute and relative location (one of the five categories of geography)
|Precise location of a place, usually using latitude and longitude to do so.
|The location of a place or attribute in reference to another place or attribute.
|Understanding the distribution of cities, industries, services, or consumers with the goal of explaining why the places are chosen with production and/or consumption in mind.
|The relationship between humans and the environment (one of the five themes of geography) and the causes that humans make.
|Area or place where an idea, innovation, or technology originates.
|Theory in geography that humans, not the environment, shape culture.
|The idea that land can hold a certain amount of life (ie. humans and plants)
|Study of the historical interactions of humans and the environment in one place; studying the ways humans adapted to a place
|An approach to studying human-environment interactions in the way of political, economic, and historical conditions operating multiple scales.
|Area of earth identified as sharing a formal, functional, or perception thing in common that makes it different from others. (one of the five themes of geography)
|Area of land with common cultural or physical traits.
|A learned belief, normality, or value passed down through generations in a culture.
|Area of land defined as sharing a common purpose in society.
|Connection point in a network, where goods and ideas flow throughout the network.
|Perceptual/ Vernacular region
|Area of land that a person sees as being similar/ (Vernacular: a language used in interactions in a culture)
|Uniqueness of a location (One of the five themes of Geography)
|Sense of Place
|Including a place with meaning from the experiences in that location.
|Perception of Place
|How a place is envisioned/ seen as.
|Mobility of humans, goods, and services across Earth (one of the five themes of geography)
|spread of an idea, innovation, or technology from its hearth to other people and places.
|The amount of connectedness or contact of people and places
|The amount of space between one point and another.
|The amount of ease and flow between two places.
|Position of a place or area relative to others in a network.
|The spread of an idea from its hearth across the world without people needing to move.
|Spread of an idea from one person or place to another based on proximity.
|Spread of an idea from one person or place to another based on a hierarchy.
|A process of diffusion where to cultural traits come together to make a unique trait,
|Spread of an idea from people moving and taking the idea with them.
|The visual human impact on the landscape.
|Imprints left on the cultural landscape by a series of societies.
|Geographical scope in where we understand and research phenomenons on a local national or global level.
|Changing the geographical scope at which a problem is addressed by engaging decision makers at another scale.
|The physical and human geographies crating the place, environment, and space where event occur.
|The art and science of map making.
|Maps showing absolute location of places and geographical features.
|A map that tells a story, usually show the degree of one characteristic or the movement of a geographic idea using symbols.
|Global Positioning System (GPS)
|Satellite based system that determines absolute location of places or geographic features.
|Maps of an area made of an area made from memory or experience by a human or a group
|Places within the rounds of daily activity.
|Areas on maps that are not well detailed because they are off limits or they are unknowns.
|A method of collecting data or information through the use of technology/ tools that are far away from the area of study.
|Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
|A system of computer hardware and software designed to show, analyze,and represent geographic data.
|Group belief systems, normalities, or values practiced by people.
|A group of interrelated culture traits. such as dress coeds and cooking utensils.
|An outbreak of disease that spreads worldwide.
|A rapid amount of disease among people in a particular location or region at a point in time.
|Physical locations of geographic phenomena, usually shown on a map.
|Set of theories that use environmental differences to explain everything from intelligence to wealth.