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Location Vocaubulary

Reference Map Shows location of geographic ares
Thematic Map Uses colors to show changes
GPS A radio system that uses satellite to tell a location
GIS Type of computer used to analyze, store, capture, and manage information
Distance Scale A scale on a map that shows the distance between objects, places, or things
Inset Map A map inside of a map
Legend Map key; explains shapes or colors
Equator Imaginary line dividing the Earth into north and south
Prime Meridian Runs through Greenwich
Northern Hemisphere Lies North of the equator
Southern Hemisphere Lies south of the equator
Eastern Hemisphere Half of the Earth, East of the Atlantic ocean
Western Hemisphere Half of the Earth crossing North and South
Continents The world's main expanses of land
Map Grid A framework of crisscrossed or parallel bars
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