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Location

Key terms for location

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 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 benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry
distance scale a ratio which compares a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identified on the map
directional indicator as the largest part of the current period price range which lies outside the previous period price range
inset map might show a detailed part of the map at a larger scale,
Legend a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.
Latitude the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator,
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,
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
Prime Meridian a planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude.
Northern Hemisphere is the half that is north of the equator.
Southern Hemisphere is the half which is south of the equator.
Eastern Hemisphere The 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 half of the Earth that lies 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 define the coordinate system, and are numbered to provide a unique reference to features.
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