AP Human Geography Chapter 1 Test

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Medical Geography
The study of health and disease within a geographic context and from a geographical perspective. It looks at sources, diffusion routes and distributions of disease
Pandemics
A worldwide outbreak of the disease
Epidemic
A regional outbreak of a disease
Spatial perspective
Observing variations in geographic phenomena across space
Five themes of geography
Location, Human-environment, Region, Place, Movement
Location
How geographical position of people and things affects what happens and why
Location Theory
An element of contemporary human geography that seeks answers to a wide range of questions
Human-environment interactions
The relationship between humans and the physical world
Region
How geographers divide up the world
Place
Uniqueness of a location
Sense of Place
Your feeling/meaning of a place
Perception of place
Belief or understanding about a place
Movement
The mobility of people, goods, and ideas
Fieldwork
The study of geographic phenomena by visiting places and observing how people interact with and thereby change those places.
Human Geography
How people make places organize space and society, interact with each other in places across space and make sense of other and ourselves in our locality, region, and world
Globalization
A set of processes that are increasing interactions, deepening relationships, and heightening interdependence without regard to country borders.
Physical Geography
The study of physical phenomena on Earth
Spatial
Pertaining to space on the Earths surface, sometimes used as a synonym for geographic
Spatial Distribution
Physical location of geographic phenomena across space
Sequent occupance
Cultural succession and its lasting imprint
Landscape
The material character of a place. The features, structures, and particular form
Cultural Landscape
The visible imprint of human activity on the landscape
Cartography
The art and science of making maps
Reference Maps
Show locations of places and geographic features
Thematic Maps
Tell stories, showing the degree of some attribute or the movement of a geographic phenomenon
Absolute Locations
Accuracy, Specifically longitude and latitude
Formal Region
Regions marked by visible uniformity and characteristics
Global positioning system (GPS)
Allows us to locate things on the surface of the Earth with true accuracy
Geocaching
A hunt for a cache whose coordinates are places on the internet by other geocachers
Relative location
Describes a place in relation to other human and physical features
Mental maps
How you imagine a certain place to be
Activity spaces
The places we travel to routinely
Generalize
Generalize
Generalized maps
A general map
Perceptual regions
Intellectual constructs designed to help us understand the nature and distribution of phenomena in geography
Geographic Information Sensing (GIS)
A device used to compare a variety of spatial data in computers
Remote Sensing
Data is collected from satellites and aircraft and is instantaneously available
Functional Region
The product of interactions of movements of various kinds
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