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Key Terms for Location

Reference Map Shows the location of the geographic areas for which census data are tabulated and disseminated.
Thematic Map Type of map 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
GIS A computerized data management system used to capture, store, manage, retrieve, analyze, and display spatial information.
Directional Indicator Defined as the largest part of the current period price range which lies outside the previous period price range.
Inset Map A small picture, map, etc., inserted within the border of a larger one.
Legend Map Key
Latitude (Paralells) The angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator.
Longitude (Meridans) 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.
Prime Meridian A planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude.
Northern Hemisphere The half of the earth that lies north of the equator
Southern Hemisphere The half of the earth south of the equator.
Eastern Hemisphere That half of the globe containing Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, lying east of the Greenwich meridian
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 The coordinate system, and are numbered to provide a unique reference to features.
Distance Scale The scale of a map is the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground.
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