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Location

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Reference Map shows the location of the geographic areas for which census data are tabulated and disseminated. The maps display the boundaries, names and unique identifiers of standard geographic areas
Thematic Map map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area
GPS Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions,
GIS geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data
Distance Scale length scale is a particular length or distance determined with the precision of one order of magnitude
Directional Indicator arrow (or a compass rose) printed on a map which indicates the orientation of the map in reference to the cardinals N-S-E-W
Inset Map A map inside of a map
Legend The map legend is a box on a map that shows what the symbols on a map mean.
Latitude(parallels) the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator
Longitude(meridians) he angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian
Equator an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern
Prime Meridian the earth's zero of longitude, which by convention passes through Greenwich, England.
Northern Hemisphere The Northern Hemisphere is the half of a planet that is north of its equator
Southern Hemisphere The Southern Hemisphere contains all or parts of five continents, four oceans and most of Oceania
Eastern Hemisphere The half of the Earth that is east of the Prime Meridian
Western Hemisphere Th half of the Earth that is west of the Prime Meridian
Continents any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).
Map Grid something which is in a pattern of straight lines that cross over each other, forming squares on a map
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