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Map Skills

map skills

Points along the same meridian share the same time. Imaginary longitude lines that run north to south between the two poles. Meridians
Runs through Greenwich, England at 0 degrees longitude. Prim Meridian
The time at the Royal Greenwich Observitory. Universal Time
Run east west. They are like the rungs on a ladder zero degrees latitude runs along the equator. There are 90 degree lines to the north and south of the equator. Latitude Lines
An imaginary line drawn around the earth at 0 degrees latitude. Equator
The earth is divided into 24 of these, one for every hour of the day. They each run north south taking up about 15 degrees of longitude. Time Zones
Run through the north and south there are 360 of these lines each called a degree. They run around and along the Prime Meridian. Longitude Lines
Imaginary lines on a map. Degree
90 degrees north of the equator. North Pole
90 degrees south of the equator. South pole
there are 60 of these between each line of latitude and longitude. Minutes
There are 60 of these for each minute line. Seconds
A picture of an area around the earth of land or water. Maps
A map that shows the boundaries of countries and states. They also show major cities. Physical Map
A map that shows places and events from a specific time. Historical Map
A sign that shows an object. Symbols
An area of the map that explains the symbols. Legend (Key)
Words helping to define the purpose of a map. Labels
A circle showing the directions on a map. Compass Rose
a ratio showing the distances on a map compared to the actual location. Scale
Horizontal and vertical lines which create a coordinate system helping to find a location. Latitude and Longitude
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