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final exam review

ch.1 vocab.

atlas a book of maps
elevation height above sea level
geography study of the earth (land and people)
arctic circle latitude line 66 1/2 degrees north
antartic circle latitude line 66 1/2 degrees south
longitude meridians (lines)that run north/south on a map or globe
thematic map map that shows specific info like climate or population
scale bar measures distance on a map
cardinal directions north,south,east,west
map scale the relationship between the distance between 2 places on a map
hemisphere a half of the earth
equator the main line of latitude
circle graph pie shaped graph
globe a ball(spherical)shaped model of the earth
population density average number of people per square mile
bar gragh graph that compares information
grid system when latitude/lonitude lines cross each other
climograph shows climate or weather paterns in specific place
pictographs makes comparison using symbols or pictures
relative location how far and in what direction one place is to another
chart a graphic way of presenting info in an organiztion
poilitical map a map showing people boundaries
physical map a map shows elevation
map key a guide that shows what colors and symbols mean ona map
climate average weather pattern of an area
absolute location the exact postion of a place on earth
compass rose small symbol that shows directions on a map
latitude parallel lines that run east west on a map or globe
Created by: tkenya