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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?
|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?