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Core Concepts

1.4-1.6 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
absolute location describes a place's exact position
ecosystem group of plants and animals that depend on each other and their environment for survival
relative location the location of a place relative to another place
place mix of human and nonhuman features at a given location
region an area with at least one unifying physical or human feature such as climate, landforms, or population
key explains the symbols and shading on a map
locator map a map that shows a larger area than the main map
scale bar shows how much space on a map represents a given distance on the land
compass rose a diagram of a compass showing direction
choropleth map maps that use color to show change in information across the area of the map such as rainfall or population
historical map a special purpose map that provides information about a place at a certain time in history
environment natural surroundings
Created by: saraheo