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bgarrett2-3vocab

words fro geography

TermDefinition
reference map shows the location of the geographic areas which display boundaries, names, physical features such as roads, railroads, coastlines, rivers and lakes
thematic map a map that emphasizes a particular theme or special topic, example: the average distribution of rainfall in an area
GPS Short for Global Positioning System used to determine latitude, longitude, and elevation
GIS Short for Geographic Informational System gets hardware, soft, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geography
inset map a small map set within a larger map, might show a more detailed, smaller part of the map
legend an explanatory table or list of the symbols on a map or chart
latitude the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator
longitude the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian
equator The imaginary circle around earth's surface, same distance from the poles and perpendicular to the earth's axis. It divides the earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.
prime meridian used as a reference line from which longitude east and west is measured
northern hemisphere half of earth that is north of the equator
southern hemisphere half of earth that is south of the equator
eastern hemisphere half of the Earth that is east of the Prime Meridian
western hemisphere half of the Earth that lies west of the Prime Meridian
continents the seven great landmasses that make up the surface of earth
Created by: bryceg3