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map skills vocabulary

What type of imaginary line is parallel, runs E and W, but measures N and S of the equator? LATITUDE LINES
What type of imaginary line crosses at the Poles, runs N and S, but measures E and W of Prime Meridian? LONGITUDE LINES
What line is 0 degrees longitude? PRIME MERIDIAN
What line is 0 degrees latitude? EQUATOR
Why are the Prime Meridian and Equator both 0 degrees? They are the REFERENCE point from which you start counting degrees.
What part of the map tells the purpose of the map? TITLE
What part of the map tells the meanings of the colors, symbols, and lines on the map? MAP KEY
What part of the map shows distance? MAP SCALE
What part of the map tells directions? COMPASS ROSE
What are cardinal directions? N, S, E, W
What are the intermediate directions? NE, SW, SE, NW
How does the EQUATOR divide the earth? The equator divides the earth into NORTHERN and SOUTHERN HEMISPHERES.
How does the PRIME MERIDIAN divide the earth? The Prime Meridian divides the earth into EASTERN and WESTERN HEMISPHERES.
What continents does the PRIME MERIDIAN run through? AFRICA, EUROPE, and ANTARCTICA
Can you only be in ONE HEMISPHERE? NEVER - you are always either N or S of the equator, and you are always E or W of the Prime Meridian
What type of map shows landforms, oceans, rivers, deserts, and mountains? PHYSICAL MAP
What type of map shows boundaries, borders or locations of countries and capital cities? POLITICAL MAP
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