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basic geography

TermDefinition
Absolute location The exact location using lat. and long.
Cardinal Directions N S E W
Intermediate Directions NE NW SE SW
Latitude Imaginary lines that run east and west
Longitude Imaginary lines that run north and south
Equator The 0 degree line of latitude
Prime meridian The 0 degree line of longitude
Scale Used to determine distances
Cultural geography Human based aspect of geography
Physical geography Natural based aspects of geography
Political geography The aspects of geography created by governments
Key Displays the symbols used within the map
Political Map Maps that show boundaries
Physical Map Maps that show natural features and elevations
Resource Map Maps that show natural resources
Historical Map Maps that show how places have changed over time
Economic Maps Maps that show where various goods are produced.
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