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Location Vocabulary

Location Vocab

TermDefinition
reference map shows the location of the geographic areas for census data are tabulated and disseminated.
thematic map is a type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific gepgraphic area
GPS is a space based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather
GIS is a computerized data management system used to capture store manage retrieve analyze and display spatial imformation
distance scale a scale of map is the ratio of a distance map to the corresponding distance on the group
directional indicator a component average that is use to measure the presence of the downtrend
inset map inseted within the border of the larger one
legend a story from the past that is believed by many people but cannot be proved or proved to be true
lattitude distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees up to 90
longitude distance measured degrees east or west from a imaginary line called the prime meridian that goes from the south pole and the north pole that passes threw greenwich, england
equator a. The imaginary great circle around the earth's surface, equidistant from the poles and perpendicular to the earth's axis of rotation.
prime meridian The zero meridian (0°), used as a reference line from which longitude east and west is measured. It passes through Greenwich, England
northern hemiphere . The half of the earth north of the equator. 2. Astronomy The half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator.
southern hemiphere 1. The half of the earth south of the equator. 2. Astronomy The half of the celestial sphere south of the celestial equator
eastern hemiphere The half of the earth comprising Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia
western hemiphere The half of the earth comprising North America, Central America, and South America
contient A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth.
map grid Grid lines on maps define the coordinate system, and are numbered to provide a unique reference to features
Created by: brokeria