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Study of Geography

TermDefinition
Reference Map Highly generated map designed to show general spatial properties of features.
Thematic Map Type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area.
GPS A global system of the U.S. navigational satellites developed to provide precise positional velocity data and global time synchronization for air, sea, and land travel.
GIS A system of hardware and software used for storage, retrieval, mapping, and analysis of geographic data.
Distance Scale A scale that tells the distance.
Directional Indicator A compass that assists an airplane pilot in flying a predetermined course by direct reading and comparison of two indicators one of which is set for the desired heading while the indicators point alike the airplane is flying the desired course.
Inset Map More detailed representation of a specific area on a map usually placed in an uncluttered portion of the same sheet as the smaller scale main map.
Legend The wording on a map or diagram explaining the symbols used.
Latitude The angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
Longitude The angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of the celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
Equator An imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0.
Prime Meridian A planet's meridian adopted as the zero of the longitude.
Northern Hemisphere The hemisphere that is to the north of the equator
Southern Hemisphere The hemisphere that is to the south of the equator.
Eastern Hemisphere The hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia.
Western Hemisphere The hemisphere that includes North and South America.
Continent Any of the world's main continuous expanses of land.
Map Grid A symbolized network of lines, or graticule, representing parallels and meridians or plane coordinates.
Created by: Ashley A.W.
 

 



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