AP Human Geography Vocab

  1. The science of making maps
  2. The rapid, widespread diffusion feature or trend throughout a population
    Contagious diffusion
  3. The fashioning of a natural landscape cultural group
    Cultural landscape
  4. The process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time
  5. The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin
    Distance decay
  6. A nineteenth- and early twentieth-century approach to the study of geography which argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences. Geography was therefore the study of how the physical environment caused human activities
    Environmental determinism
  7. The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in additive process
    Expansion diffusion
  8. An area in which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics
    Formal region
  9. An area organized around a node or focal point
    Functional region
  10. The spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to other persons or places
    Hierarchical diffusion
  11. The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives
  12. A system used to transfer locations from Earth's surface to a flat map
  13. An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features
  14. The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another
    Relocation diffusion
  15. The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or from other long-distance methods
    Remote sensing
  16. The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place as a result of improved communications and transportation systems
    Space-time compression
  17. The spread of an underlying principle even though a specific characteristic is rejected
    Stimulus diffusion
  18. The use of Earth's renewable and nonrenewable natural resources in ways that do not constrain resource use in the future
  19. The name given to a portion of Earth's surface
  20. An area that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity
    Vernacular Region
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AP Human Geography Vocab
APHG vocab