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IOC4 Module 8

Key terms from IOC4 Module 8

A map showing the changes in elevation of the terrain. Most commonly a topographic map. Lines are labeled with elevation. Frequent lines indicates steep slopes and lines far apart indicate flat surfaces. Relief Map
A map showing the climates for particular areas. Climate Map
a type of map characterized by large-scale detail and quantitative representation of relief, usually using contour lines in modern mapping, but historically using a variety of methods. Typically shows both natural and man-made features. Topographical Map
a map that shows lines defining countries, states or territories. It is unlike other maps in that its purpose is to show borders. Political Map
A map showing the roads. Road Map
Any projection in which meridians are mapped to equally spaced vertical lines and latitudes are mapped to horizontal lines. Cylindrical projection
meridians are straight equidistant lines, converging at a point which may or not be a pole. Compared with the sphere, angular distance between meridians is always reduced by a fixed factor. Conic Projection
Projection used to show accurate area sizes across entire projection. Results in distortion of shape and angle. Equal area projection
Cylindrical map projection into a rectangular map. Share is accurate towards the prime meridian but distorted severely on the poles. Mercator Map
Map projection of the world map used to show the entire world. Created to find a good compromise of showing the entire globe as a flat image. Robinson Map
Map projection of the world to show accurate depiction of area, with loss of fidelity of angle and shape. Mollweide
Directions on the standard compass. Cardinal direction
A landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. Mountain
a natural stream of water, usually freshwater, flowing toward an ocean, a lake, or another stream. River
The relation between the length of a feature on a map and the length of the actual feature on Earth's surface. Scale
define geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions, such as governments, states or subnational administrative divisions. Borders
one of several large landmasses on Earth. Continent
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