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Vocabulary

TermDefinition
globe is a scale model of the Earth.
map is a symbolic representation of all or part of the planet.
cartographer use mathematical formulas to transfer information from the three-dimensional globe to the two-dimensional map.
great circle route traveling along a great circle.
map project to create maps, cartographers project the round Earth onto a flat surface.
planar projection a map created by projecting an image of the Earth onto a plane.
cylindrical projection a map of Earth created by projecting Earth's image onto a cylinder.
conic projection a map of the Earth created by placing a cone over part of an Earth model.
interrupted projection resembles a globe that has been cut apart and laid flat.
Created by: juntthanat