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Geography Skills

Map skills and geography

TermDefinition
An imaginary lines that runs through the center of the Earth vertically, diving the Eastern and Western hemispheres Prime Meridian
Type of map used to show elevation Physical map
A small chart included on a map that gives descriptions of what symbols stand for. Map Key
Describes where something is Location
Describes the features that make a place unique Place
Describes how people interact with the environment Human Environment Interaction (HEI)
Comparison of areas that show common characteristics in an area Region
How and why people move Movement
A general description or position where a place lies Relative location
A specific, exact description of a location Absolute location
The study of the world, its people and landscapes they create Geography
Imaginary lines that circle the globe from east to west to locate places north or south of the equator Latitude lines
Imaginary lines that circle the globe from north to south to locate places east or west of the equator Longitude lines
Scale Represents the distance between two locations on a map
Compass Rose A design on a map that shows the cardinal directions
Cardinal directions The four major compasses points- North, South, East, West
An imaginary line that runs horizontally through the center of the Earth, dividing the Northern and Southern hemispheres Equator
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