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Geography/Maps

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What is a photograph taken from above? It could be taken by a drone, a camera in an airplane/helicopter, or even a satellite. aerial photograph
What is a 3D, round model with a map of the world on it? globe
What is a drawing that shows the surface features of an area? map
What is a line that measures how far west or east of the Prime Meridian a place on Earth is located. It's part of a set of imaginary lines that run north and south and meet at the North and South Poles. longitude
What is another name for lines of longitude? meridians
What is the 0 degree longitude line? Prime Meridian
What is a line that shows how far north or south of the Equator a place is located? These lines run from west to east around the Earth? latitude
What is another name for a line of latitude? (they never cross) parallel
A line of latitude and a line of longitude cross. What kind of location is this? absolute location
What are the directions- north, south, east and west? cardinal directions
What are the directions halfway between the cardinal directions- northeast, southeast, northwest and southwest? intermediate directions
What is the location of one place on Earth in relation to another place? relative location
What is the part of a map that shows the relationship between distances on the map and distances in real life. scale
What is something that stands for something else on a map? map symbol
What is a list of map symbols with a description that tells us what each symbol stands for? map key or legend
What is a small map that shows where the subject of the map is located inthe world? locator
What kind of map mainly shows political divisions such as national or state boundaries, cities, and capitals? political map
What is a map that mainly shows Earth's natural features, such as lakes, rivers, mountains and deserts? physical map
What kind of map shows the height of land above sea level? It's usually in color and often has a map key. physical elevation map
What kind of map uses shading to show changes in elevation? physical relief map
What is a map that shows information about the past or where past events took place?? historical map
What is a special purpose map that shows how a particular feature, such as population density, is spread over an area? distribution map
What is a pattern of intersecting lines that divides a map or chart into small squares? grid
What is the pattern formed on a map or globe by the crossing of lines of latitude and lines of longitude? This pattern makes it possible to pinpoint exact locations? global grid
What is the unit of measurement that indicates the distance of latitude and longitude? degrees
What is half of the Earth? hemisphere
What is the 0 degree line of latitude? Equator
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