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Human Geography AP Chapter 1 Vocab
|the position or place of a certain item on the surface of the earth as expressed in digress, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude
|the degree of ease with which it is possible to reach a certain location from other locations.
|activity (action) space
|the space within which daily activity occurs
|The art and science of making maps, including data compilation, layout, and design. Also concerned with interpretation of mapped patterns.
|The degree of direct linkages between one particular location and other locations in a transport network.
|The distance-controlled spreading of an idea, innovation, or some other item through a local population by contact from person to person.
|Prevailing cultural attitude rendering certain innovations, ideas, or practices unacceptable or unadoptable in a particular culture.
|The expansion and adoption of a cultural element, from its place of origin to a wider area.
|The multiple interactions and relationships between a culture and the natural environment.
|Heartland, source area, innovation center; place of origin of a major culture
|The visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape. The layers of buildings, forms, and artifacts sequentially imprinted on the landscape by the activities of various human occupants.
|The sum total of the knowledge, attitudes, and habitual behavior patterns shared and transmitted by the members of a society.
|A related set of cultural traits, such as prevailing dress codes and cooking and eating utensils.
|A single element of normal practice within a culture, such as the wearing of a turban
|measurement of the physical space between two places.
|The view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life, including cultural development. Also referred to as environmentalism.
|regional outbreak of a disease
|The spread of an innovation or an idea through a population in an area in such a way that the number of those influenced grows continuously larger, resulting in an expanding area of dissemination.
|The study of geographic phenomena by visiting places and observing how people interact with and thereby change those places
|Location, human-environment, region, place, and movement.
|A type of region marked by a certain degree of homogeneity in one or more phenomena, also called a uniform region or a homogeneous region
|A region defined by the particular set of activities or interactions that occur within it.
|A hunt for a cache, the GPS coordinates which are placed on the internet by other geocachers
|ways of seeing the world spatially that are used by geographers in answering research questions
|geographic information systems (GIS)
|a collection of computer hardware and software that permits spatial data to be collected, recorded, stored, retrieved, manipulated, analyzed, and displayed to the user.
|the expansion of economic, political, and cultural processes to the point that they become global in scale and impact.
|global positioning system (GPS)
|satellite-based system for determining the absolute location of places or geographic features
|a form of diffusion in which an idea or innovation spreads by passing first among the most connected places or peoples.
|the second theme of geography; reciprocal relationship between humans and environment
|one of the two major divisions of geography; the spatial analysis of human populations, its cultures, activities, and landscapes
|the term for a trait with many cultural hearts, which developed independently of each other
|Line on a map connecting points of equal temperature values
|the overall appearance of an area, usually composed of natural and human-induced influences
|the first theme of geography; the geographical situation of people and things
|a logical attempt to explain the locational pattern of an economic activity and the manner in which its producing areas are interrelated
|the study of health and disease within a geographic context and from a geographical perspective
|image or picture of the way space is organized as determined by an individual's perception, impression, and knowledge of the space
|the fifth theme of geography; the mobility of people, goods, and ideas across the surface of the planet
|an outbreak of a disease that spreads worldwide
|the design of a spatial distribution
|perception of place
|Belief or "understanding" about a place developed through books, stories, movies, or pictures.
|A region that only exists as a conceptualization or an idea and not as a physically demarcated entity
|One of the two major divisions of geography; the spatial analysis of the structure, processes, and locations of the Earth's natural phenomena such as soil, climate, plants, animals, and topography.
|One of the five themes of geography; the uniqueness of a location
|An approach to studying nature-society relations that is concerned with the ways in which environmental issues both reflect, and are the result of, the political and socioeconomic contexts in which they are situated.
|Geographic viewpoint that holds that human decision making, not the environment, is the crucial factor in cultural development.
|Maps that show the absolute location of places and geographic features determined by a frame of reference, typically latitude and longitude
|One of the five themes of geography; an area on the Earth's surface marked by a degree of formal, functional, or perceptual homogeneity of some phenomenon
|The regional position or situation of a place relative to the position of other places
|Sequential diffusion process in which the items being diffused are transmitted by their carrier agents as they evacuate the old areas and relocate to new ones.
|A method of collecting data or information through the use of instruments (e.g., satellites) that are physically distant from the area or object of study
|Involvement of players at other scales to generate support for a position or an initiative (e.g., use of the Internet to generate interest on a national or global scale for a local position or initiative
|sense of place
|State of mind derived through the infusion of a place with meaning and emotion by remembering important events that occurred in n that place or by labeling that place with a certain character
|The notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape
|pertaining to space on the earth's surface; sometimes used as a synonym for geographic
|Physical location of geographic phenomena across space
|the flow of products, people, services, or information among places, in response to localized supply and demand.
|observing variations in geographic phenomena across space
|A form of diffusion in which a cultural adaptation is created as a result of a cultural trait from another place
|Maps that tell stories, typically showing the degree of some attribute or the movement of a geographic phenomenon
|The declining degree of acceptance of an idea or innovation with increasing time and distance from its point of origin or source