AP Human Geography Key Issues 1,2 and 3

What time is Space-time Compression?
The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place as a result of improved communications and transportation systems.

In what ways is globalization of culture manifested in the landscape?
It causes a landscape to be arranged a certain way.

Identify four ways in which places can receive names
-Being named after a person
-names associated with religion
-Being named after an obscure person
-names deriving from features of the physical environment

What place is designed at 0 degrees longitude?
The royal observatory at Greenwich England

One contemporary (current) approach to studying landscape is called the Regional Studies Approach. What do geographers who adopt this view believe regarding regions?
They defined a cultural landscape as an area fashioned from nature by a cultural group.

Geographers using the regional studies approach argue that the distinctive landscapes of different regions result in which two things?
Social Relationships and Physical Processes.

Vernacular (perpetual) Regions
The place people believe exists as part of a culture of their cultural identity.

Functional (nodal) Regions
A region created by the interactions between a central point or “node” and surrounding location.

Formal (uniform) regions
Area within which shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics or traits.

Give some examples of things that barrier interaction among groups
Oceans, deserts, languages and traditions.

Describe Distance Decay
The diminishing importance and eventual disappearance of phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin.

What is the name for the line at 0 degrees longitude?
The Equator

How many time zones are there?
There are 24 Time Zones.

What is the name of the line drawn at 0 degrees longitude?
The Prime Meridian

List Two Different Types of Pattern
Linear, Geometric, etc.

What two meanings of culture do geographers study?
To care about and to take care of.

Close together

Far apart

In the past, most interaction between places required what? How has this changed?
They used to require movement of settlers, and how it has changed, is when telephones were invented.

How has modern technology played a role in Globalization?
Easy movement in money and materials.