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TermDefinition
Reference map It shows the location of the geographic areas. The map shows boundaries, and physical features, such as roads, railroads, coastlines, rivers and lakes.
Thematic map Is a map or chart designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area.
GPS Global Positioning System
GIS Geographic information system
Distance scale The length scale is important because physical phenomena of different length scales cannot affect each other.
Directional indicator A compass that assists an airplane pilot in flying a predetermined course by direct reading and comparison of two indicators one
Inset map More detailed (larger scale) representation of a specific area on a map
Legend A traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.
Latitude (Parallels) A circle of latitude on the Earth is an imaginary east-west circle connecting all locations having a given latitude
Longitude (Meridians) Distance measured in degrees east or west from an imaginary line (called the prime meridian)
Equator An imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres
Prime Meridian A planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude.
Northern Hemisphere The hemisphere that is to the north of the equator
Southern Hemisphere The hemisphere to the south of the equator
Eastern Hemisphere The hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
Western Hemisphere The hemisphere that includes North America and South America
Continents Big pieces of land Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America.
Map Grid A symbolized network of lines, or graticule, representing parallels and meridians or plane coordinates.
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