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My Geography Terms

reference map A map that shows the location and their: landforms location of cities political/physical features
thematic map a map that is designed to show a particular theme in a specific geographic area
GPS Global Positioning System(acronym)
GIS Geographic Information System(acronym)
distance scale a scale that tells the distance between 2 or more areas
directional indicator instrument that displays the direction of movement and travel
inset map a small map shown on a larger map
legend a table/chart that explains the symbols being used on a map
latitude (parallels) invisible lines drawn on the globe, going east and west
longitude (meridians) invisible lines drawn on the globe,going north and south
Equator the imaginary line around Earth that is equidistant from the North and South Poles.
Prime Meridian the imaginary line(0)° that runs east and west
northern hemisphere the half of the globe north of the Equator.
southern hemisphere the half of the globe south of the Equator.
eastern hemisphere the half of the globe east of the Equator.
western hemisphere the half of the globe west of the Equator.
continents 7 large landmasses on the globe.
map grid a set of horizontal/vertical lines on a map
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