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Geography Snack Stac

TermDefinition
reference map a highly generalized map designed to show general spatial properties of features
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) an electronic system that uses satellites to determine the position of a vehicle, people, places, etc.
GIS (Geographic Information System) lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal connections, patterns, and trends.
distance scale a scale that tells the distance between two places or objects.
directional indicator an instrument which displays heading transmitted electronically from a remote to a compass system
insert map an insert of a map
legend a key to what the symbols, colors, or pictures in a map mean
latitude (parallels) imaginary lines that circle the earth and are parallel to the equator
longitude (meridians) imaginary lines that goes from the North Pole to the South Pole and are parallel to the prime meridian
eqautor an imaginary line drawn around the earth, dividing it into northern and southern hemisphere.
Prime Meridian the imaginary line from the North Pole to the South Pole that passes through Greenwich in England
northern hemishpere the hemisphere that is to the north of the equator
southern hemishphere the hemisphere that is to the south of the equator
eastern hemisphere the eastern part of the earth (including Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe)
western hemisphere the western part of the earth (including North/South America, their islands, and the surrounding waters)
continents one of the main landmasses of the globe (Europe, Asia, Africa, North/South America, Australia, and Antarctica)
map grid a symbolized network of lines representing parallels and meridians or plane coordinates
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