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World Geo. 1

TermDefinition
reference map a map that emphasizes the geographic location of features
thematic map a type of map especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area
GPS Global Positioning System
GIS Geographical Information System, is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data
distance scale a ratio which compares a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identified on the map
directional indicator A compass (or compass rose) that shows, north, south, east, west, and all in between,
inset map a small graphic representation (as a map or picture) set within a larger one
legend the wording on a map or diagram explaining the symbols used.
latitude (parallels) 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 (meridians) 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.
northern hemisphere The northern half of the Earth's surface
southern hemisphere The southern half of the Earth's surface
eastern hemisphere The half of the Earth that includes Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, as divided roughly by the 0° and 180° meridians
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 lines on maps define the coordinate system, and are numbered to provide a unique reference to features
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