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BasicGeoTerms DMC

Unit 1 Vocabulary

What is a Book of Maps? Atlas
What is the Height Above Sea Level called. Elevation
What is the study of the earth and everything on it? Geography
What makes a comparison through pictures and symbols? Pictograph
What do the Lattitude and Longitude lines make up? The grid system
What are North, South East and West? Cardinal Directions
What are ordinal directions? Directions in between the cardinal directions. EX: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
What is the name of a spherical map of the earth? The globe
What is Lattitude? West and East
What is Longitude? North and South
What is the name of the relationship between the distance in real life and the distance on a map? Map scale
What is the name of the main line of lattitude? Equator
What is the name of the main line of longitude? Prime Meridian
What is the name of the average number of people per square mile? Population Destiny
What is the name of a map showing what an area's land is used for? Land Use Map
What is the name of how far in what direction one place is to another? Relative Location
What is the name of a small symbol that shows direction on a map? Compass Rose
What is a pie-shaped graph that shows a "whole" divided? Circle Graph/ Pie Chart
What is the name of a half of the earth? A Hemisphere
What is the name of the exact location of something on earth? Absolute Location
What is the name of a map that shows an area's elevation? Elevation Map
What is the name of a graph that shows the climate or weather patterns in an area? A Climograph
What do we call a graphic way of presenting information in an organized way? A Chart
What is the Artic Circle? Lattitude Line 66 1/2 Degrees North
What is the Antartic Circle? Longitude Line 66 1/2 Degrees South
What is a map that shows specific information? Thematic Map
Created by: Devyn