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Wofford Map Skills

2020 Map Skills and Geography Terms

QuestionAnswer
North, South, East, West Cardinal Directions
Are there intermediate hemispheres? No
A person who makes maps Cartographer
23 1/2 degrees South Tropic of Capricorn
0 degrees latitude Equator
0 degrees longitude Prime Meridian
90 degrees North North Pole
90 degrees South South Pole
Northeast, Southeast. Northwest, Southwest Intermediate Directions
Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, Southern Oceans
When you write down the location of a place, do you write down the latitude or longitude first? Latitude
Another name for latitude line parallel
Another name for longitude line meridian
23 1/2 degrees North Tropic of Cancer
A narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas of land Isthmus
The term for where a river ends Mouth
The term for where a river begins Source
A NARROW body of water that connects two larger bodies of water Strait
POINT of land that extends into a river, lake or ocean Cape
Body of land jutting into a lake or ocean surrounded on three sides by water. Peninsula
How many hemispheres are there? Four
The U.S. is located in the Northern and ________hemisphere Western
A group or chain of islands Archipelago
Are there intermediate hemispheres No
A small stream or river that flows into a large river or stream Tributary
Number of continents Seven
When writing down location do you write the latitude line first or the longitude line first Latitude
Created by: Kathywofford