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Geography- the study of the Earth's surface
absolute location- exact location of a place on the earth described by global coordinates
relative location- describes the location of a place with respect to other places and the environment
Equator- imaginary line that runs around the earth halfway between the North and South poles. Starting point to measure degrees of north and south latitude. A Latitude of 0°
Prime Meridian- imaginary line running from the North Pole to the South Pole, passing through the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. Starting point for measuring degrees of east and west longitude. A Longitude of 0°
hemisphere- a half of a sphere. (Northern & Southern) (Western & Eastern)
latitude distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees. Equator is one of them
longitude distance east or west of the Prime Meridian, measured in degrees. Prime Meridian is one of them.
map a flat drawing of all or parts of the earth’s surface. There are many different types of maps that have different uses.
cartographer person that makes maps
physical map shows areas natural physical features, like mountains, lakes, and rivers. Usually shows elevation.
political map shows cultural features, like the political boundaries of countries, states, provinces, and cities.
key or legend explains the lines, symbols, and colors on a map
compass rose shows the cardinal directions: north, south, east, west.
scale bar helps figure out distance
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