Chapter 1 AP Human geography Vocabulary
successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place that add up to the cultural landscape. this symbolizes Human Environment Interaction.
the fashioning of natural landscape by a culture group to fit their needs.
total number of people divided by total area of land. how many people per area of land.
people per unit of area of ARABLE land; how much land is being used by how many people.
region from which innovative ideas originate.
spread of a feature from one place to another over time.
spread of an idea through physical movement from one place to another.
spread of a feature in a snowballing process; happens 1 of 3 ways: hierarchical diffusion, contagious diffusion, stimulus diffusion.
spread from a person of authority to other persons and places.
the rapid widespread diffusion throughout a population.
exact measurements between two places.
approximate measurement between two places.
arrangement of things across Earth’s surface.
geography is the study of how the physical environment caused by human activities.
underlying principle of a characteristic spreads although characteristic failed.
position marked using longitude and latitude.
position relative to other features.
character of a place; what is found at the location and why it is significant.
location relative to other places.
Space Time Compression:
reduction of time to diffuse something because of improvements in Technology.
Friction of Distance:
distance requires some amount of effort, money, and/or energy so interactions tend to take place more often over shorter distances.
the farther away one group is from another, the less likely the two groups are to interact.
interconnected nodes without a center.
relationships across the barrier of space.
degree of ease to reach a certain location from other locations.
physical gap between two objects.
location of phenomenon across SPACE
estimation of extent
representation of real phenomenons at a level of reduction or generalization.
Formal Region: (uniform)
every one shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics like language or climate.
Functional Region: (nodal)
area organized around a node or focal point that dominates at the central focus.
Vernacular Region: (perceptual)
people believe it exists as a part of their cultural identity.
the environment may limit some human actions but people have the ability to adjust new environments.
natural geographical feature created by nature over time.
a common property of distribution; geometric arrangements of objects in space.
toponym; name given to a place on earth.