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Geo. Handbook 1-2

We are looking at how we use maps and globes and why we use them.

Computer software used to make maps Geographic Information Systems
What explains what is on a map Map Key or Legend
This shows you the directions on a map Compass Rose
The 4 main directions Cardinal Directions
The 4 direstions in between the Cardinal Directions Intermediate Directions
What is on a map that tells you what distance is being represented Map Scale
What does a political map show you Names and boundaries
What does a physical maps show you Landforms and waterways
Height above sea level Elevation
Contour maps show you this Change in elevation on a map
These maps show you 1 specific item Special Purpose Maps
GPS stands for this Global Positioning System
Created by: dsnyder