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Longitude/Latitude

TermDefinition
Cartographer a person who makes maps
Absolute Location exact location using longitude and latitude
Parallels latitude lines
Meridians longitude lines
Equator 0 degrees latitude
Prime Meridian 0 degree longitude
Northern Hemisphere location above the Equator
Eastern Hemisphere location to the east of the Prime Meridian
Southern Hemisphere location to the south of the Equator
Western Hemisphere location to the west of the Prime Meridian
Political Map a map that shows cities, country borders, states, etc.
Physical Map a map that shows physical features, such as landforms, mountains, deserts, lakes, etc.
Globes scale models of Earth, very accurate shapes and sizes of continents, can measure distances, NOT as much detail as maps
GPS uses a group of 24 satellites (Global Positioning System)
Aerial Photographs allows us to see how land is used, how land and land use have changed over time, what buildings look like, etc.
Reason For Map Projections the world is a sphere, it can't be shown exactly on a flat map
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