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Ch. 1 Vocabulary

Atlas A book of maps.
Elevation Height above sea level.
Geography Study of earth/its people.
Arctic Circle Latitude line 66 1/2 degrees north.
Antarctic Circle Latitude line 66 1/2 degrees south.
Longtitude Lines that run north/south on a map.
Thematic Map Map that shows specific info like climate and population.
Scale Bar Measures distance on a map.
Cardinal Directions North, South, East, and West.
Map Scale The relationship between the distance between two places in real life and on a map.
Hemisphere A 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 people per square mile.
Bar Graph A graph that compares information.
Grid System When latitude/longitude lines cross each other.
Climograph Shows climate or weather patterns in a 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 organized way.
Political Map A map showing people-made boundaries.
Physical Map A map that shows elevation.
Map Key A guide that shpws what colors and symbols mean on a map
Climate Average weather pattern of an area.
Absolute Location The exact position of a place on Earth.
Comapass Rose Small symbol that shows directions on a map.
Created by: SimeonD