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Location vocab

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reference map shows the location of the geographic areas for which census data are tabulated and disseminated.
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: a global system of U.S. navigational satellites developed to provide precise positional and velocity data and global time synchronization for air, sea, and land travel.
GIS is a computerized data management system used to capture, store, manage, retrieve, analyze, and display spatial information.
distance scale The scale of a map is the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground.
directional indicator A component of the average directional index (ADX) that is used to measure the presence of a downtrend.
inset map a small picture, map, etc., inserted within the border of a larger one. a piece of cloth or other material set into a garment, usually as an ornamental panel.
legend a table on a map, chart, or the like, listing and explaining the symbols used.
latitude the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface, measured on the meridian of the point.
longitude the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
Equator an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°.
Prime Meridian a planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude.
northern hemisphere is the half of a planet that is north of its equator—the word hemisphere literally means “half sphere”.
southern hemisphere contains all or parts of five continents, four oceans and most of Oceania.
eastern hemisphere is a geographical term for the half of the Earth that is east of the Prime Meridian and west of 180° longitude.
western hemisphere s a geographical term for the half of the Earth that lies west of the Prime Meridian and east of the Antimeridian,
continents any of the world's main continuous expanses of land
map grid a pattern of lines that cross each other to form squares on a piece of paper, a map, etc.
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