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Ch.1 vocabulary

atlas book of maps
elevation height above sea level
geography study of humans and earth
artic circle latitude line 66 1/2 degrees north
antartic circle latitude line 66 1/2 degrees south
longitude lines that runs north/south on a map
thematic map map that shows specific map info like climate or population
scale bar measures distance on a map
cardinal direction north, south, east, west
map scale the distance in real life on a map
hemisphere half of the earth
equator main line of latitude
circle graph pie-shaped graph shows "whole" divided
globe sphere shape model of earth
population density average number of people per square mile
bar graph a graph that compares information
grid system latitude and longitude lines cross each other
climograph shows climate or weather patterns in a specific place
pictograph makes comparisons using symbols or pictures
relative location how far and in what direction one place is to another
chart graphic way of presenting info in an organized way
political map a map showing people-made boundries
physical map map showing elevation
map key a guide that shows what colors and symbols mean on a map
climate average weather pattern of an area
absolute location exact position of a place on earth
compass rose small symbol that shows directions on a map
Created by: douglas1475