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6th - Maps

AnswerQuestion
map a two-dimensional representation of the Earth or a part of it
globe a three-dimensional model of the Earth
physical map a map that shows the natural geographic features of a place including, but not limited to, changes in elevation
political map a map that shows man made boundaries
thematic map a map that illustrates a specific topic or theme
atlas a book of maps
scale a line on a map used to compare actual distances to distances on a map
legend/key the section of the map that explains what different symbols and colors represent
projection representation of the Earth's rounded surface on a flat piece of paper
distortion a misrepresentation of the true shape
isolines/contour lines lines on a map that connect places with the same elevation
topographic a map that uses isolines to show changes in elevation
global grid vertical and horizontal lines that cover the Earth's surface and allow geographers to find absolute locations
hemisphere half of a globe or sphere
latitude the horizontal lines on a map or globe that measure distances north and south of the Equator
longitude the vertical lines on a map or globe that measure distances east and west of the Prime Meridian
physical map Which type of map would you need to use to find the highest point in Europe?
physical map Which type of map would you need to use to find the number of mountain ranges in North America?
thematic map Which type of map would you need to use to find the climate regions of South America?
thematic map Which type of map would you need to use to find the languages spoken in different parts of Africa?
political map Which type of map would you need to use to find the number of countries that border China?
political map Which type of map would you need to use to find the capital cities of Australia?
Created by: mrsdyer316