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Using Latitude and Longitude (pp. 2-9)

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

orientation   the location of direction on maps  
parallel   a line of latitude; east-west lines drawn on maps  
latitude   distances north or south of Equator  
hemisphere   one half of the earth  
longitude   distances east or west of the Prime Meridian  
geographic coordinates   numbers in the geographic grid system that give latitude and longitude of a place  
compass rose   drawing used to show orientation on maps that do not have a grid system  
key   part of a map that explains the symbols used  
meridian   line of longitude; any north-south lines drawn on maps  


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