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Geography VW

Social Studies

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Legend Guide that shows what each symbol on a map stands for. Example: city H15
Longitude Distance east or west of the prime meridian measured by imaginary lines, or meridians, that run north and south from Earth's poles. H11
Hemisphere a half of the earth, usually as divided into northern and southern halves by the equator, or into western and eastern halves by an imaginary line passing through the poles.
Global grid Pattern formed on a map or globe by the crossing of parallels and meridians. This pattern make it possible to pinpoint exact locations Pg 117
Degree A unit of measurement that indicated the distance between lines of latitude and longitude; a unit that measures temperature Pg 116
Map A drawing that shows the surface features of an are. H15
Ariel photograph taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position.
Meridian Any line of longitude east or west of Earth's prime meridian. H11
Latitude Distance north or south of the equator, measured by parallels that run east and west. H11
Parallel Any line of latitude north or south of the equator; parallels never cross or meet. H11
Cardinal distance The direction north, south, east and west. H13
Intermediate directions The directions halfway between the cardinal directions; northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest. H13
Prime meridian The line of longitude mark 0* on the world map, from which longitude east and west are measured. H11
Absolute location The longitude and latitude of a place. H11
Compass rose a circle showing the principal directions printed on a map or chart.
Scale A unit of measurement on a map, such as inch, that is used to represent a distance on Earth. H14
Map symbol Something that stands for something else on a map. H15
Map key A list of map symbols that tell what each symbol stands for. H15
Locator A small map that shows where the subject area of a map is located. H15
Globe A round model with a map,of the world on it. H11
Relative location A location of a place in relation to another place. H13
Political map A map mainly showing political divisions, such as national or state boundaries, cities and capitals. H16
Physical map A map that primarily shows natural features of Each, such as lakes, rivers, mountains and deserts. H17
Elevation Height above sea level.
Relief The use of shading on a map to show changes in elevation. H17
Historical map A map that shows information about the past. H17
Distribution map A special map that shows a particular feature such as population density is spread over an area. H18
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