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Location Snack Stack

Geography appetizer vocabulary words

TermDefinition
Reference map Mapping that includes all possible valid relationships between a source system and a target system.
Thematic map A thematic map is a type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area.
GPS A navigational system using satellite signals to fix the location of a radio receiver on or above the earth's surface.
GIS Geographic Information System, or GIS, integrates, data, hardware, software and GPS to assist in the analysis and display of geographically referenced information.
Distance scale Is a particular length or distance determined with the precision of one order (or a few orders) of magnitude.
Directional Indicator A compass that assists a person going to a predetermined course by direct reading and comparison of two indicators one of which is set for the desired heading while the other shows the actual heading so that when the desired course is reached
Inset map A 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 The wording on a map or diagram explaining the symbols used.
Latitude(Parallels) Any of the imaginary lines on the surface of the earth lying in an east-west direction that are parallel to the equator.
Longitude(Meridian) 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.
North Hemisphere The hemisphere that is to the north of the equator.
Southern Hemisphere The hemisphere that is to the north of the equator
Eastern Hemisphere The half of the earth comprising Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Western Hemisphere The hemisphere that includes North America and South America
Continent 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.
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