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5 themes of geograph

TermDefinition
reference map shows the location of the geographic areas for which census data are tabulated and disseminated.
thematic map is a type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area.
GPS is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions
GIS is a computerized data management system used to capture, store, manage, retrieve, analyze, and display spatial information.
distance scale a scale that tells the distance.
directional indicator that is used to measure the presence of a downtrend.
inset map A small map set within a larger map.
legend is a small table accompanying the map that explains the symbols that are used on the map.
latitude(parallel) is the angular distance north or south from the equator to a particular location.
longitude(meridians) is the angular distance east or west from the north-south line that passes through Greenwich, England, to a particular location.
equator The equator is an imaginary circle around the earth, halfway between the north and south poles.
prime meridian is the meridian that passes through Greenwich, England.
northern hemisphere The Northern Hemisphere is the half of the Earth that is north of the equator.
southern hemisphere The Southern Hemisphere is the half of the Earth that is south of the equator.
eastern hemisphere The Eastern Hemisphere consists of Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.
western hemisphere The Western Hemisphere is another name for the Americas.
continents The seven current continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.
map grid Grid lines on maps define the coordinate system.
Created by: tasheerah_t