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gramarossa ch1 ss

maps and globes vocabulary

Legend/map key A table that shows what the symbols on the map means
longitude The distance measured east or west of the prime meridian measured in meridians lines run north and south
hemisphere Half of the earth
global grid when both longitude and latitude are shown on the map and intersect
degree longitude and latitude are written in degrees
map A two dimensional picture that shows you the info on an area
aerial photograph A picture taken from above (a birds eye view)
meridian The imaginary lines that measure longitude
latitude The distance north or south of the equator measured in parallels
parallel The imaginary lines that measure latitude
cardinal directions The main directions North, east, south, West
intermediate directions The directions in between cardinal directions North East, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
prime meridian The line at 0° longitude
absolute location A specific place with the coordinates of longitude and latitude
compass rose A small symbol on a map that shows the direction of north
scale shows the exact degrees of longitude and latitude written on a map
map symbol The pictures on a map that stand for a certain item or place
locator A small overlook of the earth that shows you where the map you are looking at is in the world
globe A 3 dimensional model of the earth
relative location the location of a place in relation to another place
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