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World Geo SnackStack

reference map map that includes all possible valid relationships between a source system and a target system
thematic map a type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area
GPS Global Positioning System
GIS Geographic Information System
distance scale a type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area
directional indicator a compass that assists an airplane pilot in flying a predetermined course by direct reading and comparison of two indicators
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 An explanatory table or list of the symbols appearing on a map or chart
latitude (parallels) the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator
longitude (meridians) the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian
Equator an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres
Prime Meridian The zero meridian (0°), used as a reference line from which longitude east and west is measured
northern hemisphere the hemisphere that is to the north of the equator
southern hemisphere the hemisphere that is to the south of the equator
eastern hemisphere the half of the Earth that is east of the Prime Meridian
western hemisphere the half of the Earth that is west of the Prime Meridian
continents One of the principal land masses of the earth, usually regarded as including Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America
map grid A symbolized network of lines, or graticule, representing parallels and meridians or plane coordinates
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