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AP HUG Vocab 1

Vocabulary for AP Human Geography from Chapter one

Map a two-dimensional or flat scale model of Earth's surface
Connections relationships among people across space
Place a location specified by general unique characteristics
SCale way to measure size on a map, ex 1:10,000
Space distance between locations
Projection scientific method of transferring locations on earth's map onto a flat surface
Township a square 6 miles on each side after the Land Ordinance of 1785
Land Ordinance of 1785 divided the US into townships to facilitate land sale to settlers
Principle Meridians north south line separating townships
Base Lines east west line separating townships
Section one of the 36 1 by 1 parts of a township
GIS geographical information system
Remote sensing acquiring data about earth's surface from satellites in space or using long range methods
GPS global positioning system
Location position something occupies on earth's surface
Toponym name given to a place on earth
Site location separated by physical characteristics
Situation relative location of a place to another
Meridian lines drawn between the north and south poles
Parallel circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and perpendicular to meridians
Longitude a numbering system that determines the location of a meridian
Prime Meridian meridian that runs through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England, represents 0 degrees
Latitude numbering system that determines the position of a parallel
GMT Greenwich mean time
Cultural Landscape combination of cultural and physical features
Regional Studies an approach that states that a region is a unique combination of social relationships and physical processes
Formal Region area with which everyone shares one or more distinct characteristics
International Date Line line which, if passed, will bring you either one day ahead or back
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