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Unit 1 Maps & Tools

Review of maps and geographer's tools

What are physical features? Things made by nature
What does a physical map show? Natural features like deserts and mountains
What does a political map show? Country boundaries and major cities
What does a population density map show? Average number of people per square mile
What does a product/economic map show? Natural resources, land use, and things people grow or create in an area
What does a climate map show? Average temperatures and precipitation in an area
What are some of the different types of satellites? Weather, GPS, Communication, Photography
What is a Geographic Information System (GIS)? A computer database that shows information on maps that can be LAYERED together to help people make decisions.
What does a topographic map show? Shows how high or steep the land is an area
Which way do latitude lines run? Latitude runs side to side (or east to west, or horizontally)
Which way to longitude lines run? Longitude runs up and down (or north to south, or vertically)
What does latitude MEASURE? Latitude measures how far NORTH or SOUTH you are
What does longitude MEASURE? Longitude measures how far EAST or WEST you are
Which measurement must come first: Lat or Long? Latitude!!
What does a map key explain? The colors and symbols on a map
What does the compass rose show? Directions on a map
What does the scale bar show? How distances on the map compare to the real world
What is the difference between large-scale and small-scale maps? Large-scale maps are more zoomed IN
Name these lines of latitude in order from NORTH to SOUTH: Equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Antarctic Circle, Arctic Circle, Tropic of Cancer Arctic Circle Tropic of Cancer Equator Tropic of Capricorn Antarctic Circle
Which important line cuts the Earth into eastern and western hemispheres? Prime Meridian
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