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maps skills

globe a model of the earth that shows the earth's shape, lands, distances, and directions.
hemisphere divides the earth into halves the northern and southern, eastern and western
latitude are stacked rings north and south of the equator measured by parallels
longitude are locations eat or west of the prime meridian measured by meridian
grid system locate places on the earth, goegrapher's use a system of imaginary lines that crisscross
absolute location by naming the latitude and longitude lines that cross exactly at the place
great cricle route an imaginary line that follows the curve of the earth
projections ways of showing the earth on a flat piece of paper
map key explains the lines, symbols, and colors used on a map.
cardinal directions a map has a symbol north, south, east, and west
scale a tool to measure the length on a map
geographic information system (GIS) system designed to present all types of geograhical data
intermediate directions northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest the 4 points half way between cardinal directions
Created by: audreythompson