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Map Terms for Herbst

Equator Imaginary line that divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres. It runs east to west at 0 degrees.
Prime Meridian Imaginary line that divides the Earth into the eastern and western hemispheres. It runs north to south from pole to pole at 0 degrees.
Lines of Latitude Imaginary lines that measure degrees north and south of Equator.
Lines of Longitude Imaginary lines that measure degrees east and west of the Prime Meridian.
Tropic of Cancer Line of Latitude at approximately 23.5 degrees North of the Equator.
Tropic of Capricorn Line of Latitude at approximately 23.5 degrees South of the Equator.
Scale Part of a map that shows relative distances. For example, on a given map one inch on the map may mean 100 miles on the Earth.
Legend Part of a map that explains what different symbols means.
Compass Rose Part of the map that shows directions. Always includes the four cardinal directions, North, South, East, and West. May also include intermediate directions, such as northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest.
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