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Location words

5 Themes Menu Words

TermDefinition
reference map mapping that includes all possible valid relationships between a source system and a target system
thematic map a type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area
GPS Global Positioning System
GIS Geographic Information System
distance scale a particular distance determined with the precision of one order of magnitude
directional indicator a compass
inset map More detailed (larger scale) representation of a specific area on a map usually placed in an uncluttered portion of the same sheet as the smaller scale main map
legend An explanatory table or list of the symbols appearing on a map
latitude (parallels) the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator
longitude (meridians) the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England
Equator an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°
Prime Meridian a planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude
northern hemisphere the hemisphere that is to the north of the equator
southern hemisphere the hemisphere that is to the south of the equator
eastern hemisphere the hemisphere that is to the east of the equator
western hemisphere the hemisphere that is to the west of the equator
continents any of the world's main continuous expanses of land
map grid A symbolized network of lines, or graticule, representing parallels and meridians or plane coordinates
Created by: robbieposton