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Geography Terms

What are Earth's largest land masses? continents
What is the imaginary line halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole on a globe called? equator
What are Earth's two equal halves called? hemispheres
What is the line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole called? prime meridian
What tells the subject of the map? map title
What explains the symbols used on a map? map key
What is a smaller map within a larger one? inset map
What is a small map or globe that shows where the main place on the main map is located within a larger area? locator
What compares a distance on the map to a distance on the Earth? map scale
What is the object that shows directions called? compass rose
What type of directions are north, south, east, and west? cardinal directions
What are the directions between the cardinal directions, northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest called? intermediate directions
Which lines run east and west on a map and are measured north or south from the equator? lines of latitude
Which lines run north and south on a map and are measured east or west from the prime meridian? lines of longitude
Created by: mmann