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map skills-webster

globe spherical model of earth
hemisphere the half spheres of the earth.
latitude stacked rings north or south of the equator measured by parallels.
longitude location east or west of the prime meridan measrured by meridians.
grid system when lines of latitude and longitude cross each other
absolute location naming the latitude and longitude lines that cross eachother exactly at that place.
great circle route when your traveling along a great circle.
projection way of showing the earth on a flat piece of paper
map key explains the lines,colors, and sybols used on a map.
geographic information system computers with software programs
cardinal directions north,south,east,and west
compass rose all crdinal directions are shown an this.
intermediate directions northeast,northwest,southeast,and southwest
scale bar helps you determine the distace on a map
scale tells you what distance on the earth is represented by the measrurment on a scale bar
relief how flat or rugged the land surface is
elevation the heigt of an area above sea level
contour one line for each major level of elevation.
location serves as a starting point for directions
place includes features and characteristics that are shown in an area
movement the way people, ideas, and goods get around
HEI how and why people change their surroundings
region united by one or more common characteristics
cartographer the production of maps
map representation of the earth on a flat surface
Created by: susannahwebster