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Ch.1 Vocabulary

atlas a book of maps.
elevation height above sea level.
geogrophy study of earth, (land & people)
Artic Circle latitude line 66 1/2 degrees north
Antartic Circle latitude line 66 1/2 degrees south
longitude meridians(lines)run south/north on map or globe.
thematic map map that shows specific info like climate or population
scale bar measures distance on map.
Cardinal Directions North,South,East,West.
map scale the relationship between the distance between two places in real life and on a map.
hemisphere half of the earth.
Equator the main line of latitude.
circle graph pie-shaped graph shows "whole" divided.
globe a ball (spherical) shaped model of the Earth.
population density average number of peoole per square.
bar graph a graph that compares information.
grid system when latitude/longitude lines cross eachother.
climograph show climate or weather patterns in a specific place.
pictographs makes comparison using symbols or pictures.
relative location how far & in what direction one place is to another.
chart a graphic way of presenting info in an organized way.
political map a map showing people -made boundaries.
physical map a map shows elevation
map key a guide that shows what colors and symbols mean on a map.
climate average weather pattern of an area.
absuloute location the exact position of a place on earth.
compass rose small symbol that shows directions on a map.
Created by: DinastyB