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World Geography

List of vocabulary words for Honors World Geography

TermDefinition
Reference Map A general map that displays lots of different information, and does not have one single theme. They emphasize geographic locations of features.
Thematic Map A map that has a specific theme, or displays a certain type of information over an area.
GPS Global Positioning System. A system that uses signals bounced off of satellites to determine someone's or something's position in the world.
GIS Geographic Information System. Any system that captures, stores, or displays any type of geographical data.
Distance Scale A ratio that provides the ratio of distance on a map to actual distance.
Directional Indicator Something on a map, such as a compass rose, which gives the viewer a sense of direction.
Inset Map A map within a map, usually used to provide a closer perspective on a specific area of a larger map, or a wider perspective used to give a sense of location for a map with a close perspective.
Legend A reference on a map which describes or identifies components on said map. Usually done graphically.
Latitude (parallels) The measure of angular distance north or south of the Equator on the Earth. Usually measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds.
Longitude (meridians) The measure of angular distance east or west of a pre-determined, arbitrary meridian, usually the Greenwich prime meridian. Usually measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds.
Equator The reference latitude of the Earth, which is equal distances from both poles.
Prime Meridian The meridian on a map that is used as a reference, as in marked zero degrees east or west. This is usually internationally recognized as the Greenwich Meridian.
Northern Hemisphere The region of Earth located north of the Equator.
Southern Hemisphere The region of Earth located south of the Equator.
Eastern Hemisphere The region of Earth located east of the Prime Meridian.
Western Hemisphere The region of Earth located west of the Prime Meridian.
Continents Any large continuous tract of land on the Earth. There are seven.
Map Grid The grid created by intercepting parallels and meridians on a map.
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