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Mapping

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What makes up Earth's systems Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Geosphere, Biosphere
What are the two most common gases in Earth's atmosphere Nitrogen and Oxygen
Maps show what Natural and human made features
What is a relief map Shows how high or low features are on Earth
What are three types of map scales Ratio, Bar Scale, Equivalent Unit Scale
What is a map legend Chart that explains symbols
What is a system An organized group of parts that work together to form a whole
What is a GPS Network of satellites that are used to find latitude, longitude and elevation
What are latitude lines The distance in degrees north and south from the equator.
What are longitude lines The distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian.
What is a map projection Representing Earth's curved surface on a flat map
Conic Map True size and shape, curved latitude and longitude
What are contour lines Wiggly lines on a map that show an area elevation
What is the spacing between the contour lines called Contour interval
Name the four rules that contour lines must follow Lines never cross, circles show highest and lowest elevation, Contour Interval is always the same on a map, Index contour lines mark elevation
Remote Sensing Use of scientific equipment to gather information about something from a distance
GIS Computer systems that can store and arrange geographic data and display the data in different types of maps
What is a topographic map Flat map that uses lines to show Earth's surface features
Elevation How high above sea level
Slope How steep it is
Relief The difference in elevation between an area's high and low points
Cylindrical Map Latitude and longitude straight lines, things far away from equator look larger that they are.
Planar Map Circle, only images near the center are correct size and shape, use for ocean voyage
What does the geosphere include Features of Earth's surface- continents,
What is the biosphere All life on Earth
What makes up the hydrosphere Water on Earth
Compass Rose A circle showing the principal directions printed on a map or chart
Cardinal Directions North, East, South, West. Right angles to each other
Hemisphere Half of a sphere (Earth)
When reading or writing coordinates what order do you list it in Latitude then longitude
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