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Basic Map Skills

The basic map skills of Dacula Elementary

TermDefinition
Absolute Location- The exact location on earth based upon latitude and longitude.
Cardinal Directions- North,South, East, And West.
Intermediate Directions- Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, And Southwest.
Latitude- Imaginary lines that run East and West, but measure in degrees North and South.
Longitude- Imaginary lines that run North and South, meeting at the pole, but Measure in degrees East and West.
Equator- The "0" degree line of Longitude.
Prime Meridian- The "0" degree line of longitude.
Scale- Used to determine distance with Longitude and Latitude.
Cultural- Human based aspects of geography.
Physical Geography- Natural aspects of geography.
Political Geography- Government/Country aspects of geography.
Key/Legend- The part of a map that shows what symbals mean.
Political Maps- Maps that show boundries (ex.Country boundries, State boundries.)
Physical Maps- Maps that show natural features and elivations of land.
Resource Maps- Maps that show natural resources.
Historical Maps- Maps that show how places have changed over time.
Economic Maps- Maps that show where various goods are produced.
Created by: Camoslayer64