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Map Skills

This includes all the words and definitions you need to know about maps.

TermDefinition
Cardinal Directions North (N), South (S), East (E), and West (W).
Intermediate Directions Northeast (NE), Northwest (NW), Southeast (SE), and Southwest (SW).
Compass Rose A circle with points printed on a map to show Cardinal and Intermediate directions.
Natural/Physical Features Features of Earth that are a part of nature.
Cultural Features Man made features of Earth.
Map Scale Ratio of a the distance on a map compared to the actual distance on Earth.
Map Key/Legend Code that explains lines, symbols, and colors used on a map.
Physical Map A map that shows landforms and bodies of water.
Political Map A map that shows boundaries of countries and the locations of cities and capitals.
Grid System/ Map A grid system allows the location of a point on a map (or on the surface on the Earth) to be described in a way that is meaningful and universally undersood.
Latitude/ Parallel Lines Location north and south of the Equator measured by imaginary lines.
Longitude Lines Locations east and west of the Prime Meridian measured by imaginary lines.
Prime Meridian An imaginary of longitude that runs through North and South poles; 0 degrees latitude.
Equator An imaginary line of latitude that circles Earth like a belt; 0 degrees latitude.
Boundaries A dividing line between two areas. Some boundaries are natural, like a river. Some are invisible and separate states, countries,etc.
Relative Location A location in relation to another place. "Next door" and "Southwest of France" are relative location.
Absolute location The exact location of a place on Earth. A street address or longitude and latitude coordinates are some examples.
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