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Reference map A reference map shows the location of the geographic areas for which census data are tabulated and disseminated.
Thematic map A thematic map is 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. Data captured and used in a GIS commonly are represented on paper or other hard-copy maps.
Distance scale A distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground.
Distance indicator Any celestial objects for which the luminosity is known or can be obtained without first knowing the distance.
Inset map A small picture, map, etc., inserted within the border of a larger one. a piece of cloth or other material set into a garment, usually as an ornamental panel. to set in or insert, as an inset: to inset a panel in a dress.
Legend An explanatory table or list of the symbols appearing on a map or chart.
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 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°.
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 any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America
Map grid A symbolized network of lines, or graticule, representing parallels and meridians or plane coordinates. Plane coordinate grids are almost always rectangular with uniform spacing.
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