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Locations-Appetizer

Location

TermDefinition
Reference Map shows the location of the geographic areas for which census data are tabulated and disseminated
Thematic Map is a type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area.
GPS a global system of u.s.navigational satellites developed to provide precise positional and velocity data and global time synchronization far air,sea, and i and travel.
GIS Geographic information system, lets us visualize questions,analyze,interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships patterns and trends.
Distance Scale In physics, length scale is a particular length or distance determined with the precision of one order (or a few orders) of magnitude.
Directional Indicator an instrument that indicates direction of movement
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(parallels) a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated
Longitude(meridians) the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
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 to the south of the equator
Eastern Hemisphere the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
Western Hemisphere the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
Continents any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).
Map Grid A symbolized network of lines, or graticule, representing parallels and meridians or plane coordinates. Plane coordinate grids are almost always rectangular with uniform spacing. Azimuthal map grids are organized as polar coordinates. See Graticule.
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