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Location Snack Stack

TermDefinition
Reference Maps a map that emphasizes the geographic location of features
Thematic Maps a map that displays the spatial pattern of a social or physical pattern
GPS (Global Positioning System) system of satellites that orbit Earth on precisely predictable paths, broadcasting highly accurate time and local information
GIS (Geographic Information System) organized collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data that is designed to capture, store, update, manipulate, and displace geographically referenced infomation
Distance Scale the scale of a map that is a ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground
Directional Indicator (Compass Rose) an arrow printed on a map which indicates the orientation of the map in reference to the cardinals North, East, South, West
Inset Map a more detailed representation of a specific area on a map usually place in an uncluttered portion of the same sheet as the smaller scale main map
Legend (Key) a small table accompanying the map that explains the symbols that are used on the map
Latitude (parallels) the angular distance north or south from the equator to a particular location
Longitude (meridians) the angular distance east or west from the north-south line that passes through Greenwich, England to a particular location
Equator an imaginary circle around the Earth, halfway between the north and south poles
Prime Meridian the line that passes through Greenwich,England at 0 degrees longitude
Northern Hemisphere the half of the Earth that is north of the equator
Southern Hemisphere the half of the Earth that is south of the equator
Eastern Hemisphere the half of the Earth that is east of the Prime Meridian
Western Hemisphere the half of the Earth that is west of the Prime Meridian
Continents land masses that have been divided on Earth
Map Grid a symbolized network of lines representing latitude and longitude or plane coordinates
Created by: wjames14