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Reference Map Shows the location of the geographic areas for which census data are tabulated and disseminated.
Thematic Map A type of map or chart especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area.
GPS A space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.
GIS A computerized data management system used to capture, store, manage, retrieve, analyze, and display spatial information.
Distance Scale A scale that tells the distance.
Directional Indicator An instrument that indicates direction of movement, travel etc.
Inset Map A small map on the same sheet of paper as a larger map that provides additional information that cannot be shown conveniently on the larger map.
Legend An explanatory table or list of the symbols appearing on a map or chart.
Latitude (Parallels) The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees along a meridian, as on a map or globe.
Longitude (Meridians) Angular distance on the earth's surface, measured east or west from the prime meridian at Greenwich, England, to the meridian passing through a position, expressed in degrees (or hours), minutes, and seconds.
Equator The imaginary great circle around the earth's surface, equidistant from the poles and perpendicular to the earth's axis of rotation. It divides the earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.
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 Hemisphere The half of the earth between the North Pole and the equator.
Southern Hemisphere The half of the earth between the South Pole and the equator.
Eastern Hemisphere The eastern part of the terrestrial globe, including Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe.
Western Hemisphere The western part of the terrestrial globe, including North and South America, their islands, and the surrounding waters.
Continents One of the main landmasses of the globe, usually reckoned as seven in number (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica).
Map Grid A symbolized network of lines, or graticule, representing parallels and meridians or plane coordinates.
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