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elrod first test

ap human geography

what type of density describes the number of farmers per unit of area? agricultural
what type of density describes how many people are supported by a unit of arable farmland? physiological
what type of density describes how many objects are in an area? arithmetic
concentration the extent of a feature's spread over space
density the frequency with which something occurs in space
distribution the arrangement of a feature across space
pattern the organization of objects within a given area
base lines lines that measure east and west which separated townships in the land ordinance of 1785
principle meridian used to measure lines north and south to separated townships in the land ordinance of 1785
township square, six miles on each side
range The second number of the Township in the grid, it represents the location east or west of a principal meridian
relocation the spread of an idea through physical movement of people
expansion the spread of a feature from one place to another using the "snowballing process"
contagious diffusion the rapid, wide spread of a characteristic throughout the population
hierarchical diffusion the spread of an idea through persons or nodes of authority.
stimulus diffusion the spread of an underlying principle
cartography map making
cultural ecology the study of human-environment interactions
distance-decay the trailing off of interaction between places as distance increases between them
environmental determinism the argument that some human actions are scientifically caused by environmental conditions
globalization a force or process that involves the whole world and results in something being world-wide in scope
possibilism the rejection of environmental determinism
regional studies the cultural landscape approach to geography
uneven development the increasing gap in economic conditions worldwide
formal region an area that has more than one place that shares in at least one characteristic
functional region also called nodal. around a node or focal point
vernacular region also called perpetual. culturally based
site the physical character of a place
situation the location of a place in relation to another
place as specific point on earth that has a special characteristic
location the position that something occupies on the Earth's surface (relative and absolute)
international date line 180 degrees longitude
Greenwich mean time based on the prime meridian, helps divide earth into 24 time zones
remote sensing getting info about the earth's surface from a satellite or long distance method
GIS stores layers of information
GPS used to pinpoint an exact location on the earth's surface using a group of satellites
Created by: maddie13
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