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reference map The maps display the boundaries, names and unique identifiers of standard geographic areas, as well as major cultural and physical features, such as roads, railroads, coastlines, rivers and lakes.
thematic map These maps "can portray physical, social, political, cultural, economic, sociological, agricultural, or any other aspects of a city, state, region, nation, or continent".
GPS Global Positioning System
GIS geographic information system,
distance scale Map scale refers to the relationship (or ratio) between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground.
directional indicator 'Negative Directional Indicator - -DI' A component of the average directional index (ADX) that is used to measure the presence of a downtrend. When the -DI is sloping upward, it is a signal that the strength of the downtrend is increasing.
inset map a small picture, map, etc
legend A key in a map
latitude the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
longitude the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
Equator an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°.
Prime Meridian a planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude.
Created by: Rek13