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Location

TermDefinition
Reference Maps A reference map shows the location of the geographic areas for which census data are tabulated and disseminated
Thematic Maps A thematic map is a type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area
GPS Stands for Global Positioning System, is a radio navigation system that allows land, sea, and airborne users to determine their exact location, velocity, and time 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions, anywhere in the world
GIS A geographic information system integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information
Distance Scale In physics, length scale is a particular length or distance determined with the precision of one order (or a few orders) of magnitude. The concept of length scale is particularly important because physical phenomena of different length scales cannot affec
Directional Indicator An instrument which displays heading transmitted electrically from a remote compass system.
Inset Map More detailed (larger scale) 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 a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.
Latitude (parallel) 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 a 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 longitude
Northern Hemisphere he hemisphere that is to the north of the equator
Southern Hemisphere the hemisphere to the south of the equator
Eastern Hemisphere the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
Western Hemisphere the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
Continents any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).
Map Grid A symbolized network of lines, or graticule, representing parallels and meridians or plane coordinates
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