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AP Human Geography: Chapter 1 Review

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Elizabeth Dowell

on 26 September 2011

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Transcript of AP Human Geography: Chapter 1 Review

Chapter One Review Projection! A map projection is any
method of representing the
surface of the Earth on a flat map.
A Map Projection can preserve:
*Shape Locally
*Distance "Geography" a word created by Eratosthenes, meaning to descibe or write about the earth. REGIONS Formal Functional Vernacular A region can be any area larger than a point and smaller than the planet. There are three main types of regions and they are: Scale LARGE SCALE small scale large scale maps show
greater detail small scale maps
show less detail 1: 24 000 1: 250 000 Examples? Cartographer A person who makes maps Cartography The art of making maps GIS Geographic Information System GPS
Global Positioning System What does it do? Globalization How does globalization
impact the world?

Cultural Landscapes
Provide a sense of place and identity; they map our relationship with the land over time; and they are part of our national heritage and each of our lives. They are... sites associated with a significant event, activity, person or group of people. They range in size... from thousands of acres of rural land to historic homesteads to urban cities. They can be... grand estates, farmlands, public gardens and parks, college campuses, cemeteries,
scenic highways, and industrial sites. They are... works of art, narratives of cultures, and expressions of regional identity "Representing the combined work
of nature and man..." Space-Time Compression Questions? Concerns? Comments? What are the two main categories of map?
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