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|The science of making maps.
|The shortest distance between any two points on the Earth.
|great circle routes
|How cartographers turn the round Earth into a flat map.
|A map that shows the Earth centered in such a way that a straight line coming from the center to any other point represents the shortest distance.
|Why all maps are to some degree inaccurate.
|A map that is based on the projection of the globe onto a cylinder.
|A map that is comes from projecting a part of the globe onto a cone shape.
|A map that shows the true size and shape of Earth's landmasses but distorts distances.
|Common map projection that greatly distorts size and distances of areas further from the Equator.
|Also known as parallels.
|Also known as meridians.
|Lines that run east and west
|Lines that run north and south.
|Line that runs down the center of most world maps.
|One-half of the Earth.
|A way to measure distance on a map.
|Maps that show large area but little detail.
|Maps that show small areas with a lot of detail.
|Maps that emphasize natural features such as lakes, rivers, landforms, etc.
|Maps that emphasize human-made features such as countries, cities, etc.
|Maps created to show a specific kind of information.
|maps that use dots to show the distribution of a particular phenomenon.
|Maps that use lines to connect points of equal value.
|Maps that use color to show number values of any given phenomenon within a predefined area (counties, states, countries, etc.)
|Maps that use arrows to show movement over time.
|Maps that use circles of varying sizes to the number of a particular phenomenon within an area.
|graduated circle maps
|The network of satellites and receivers that pinpoint users' exact locations on the surface of the Earth.
|Computer programs that store and organize data, create maps, and predict future trends based on past data.
|Any tool that gathers data from a point distant from the area being studied. Includes satellite images, radar, sonar, etc.