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Map Skills 6SS

Map Skills Geography Georgia 6th Social Studies

Imaginary line that divides the earth into eastern and western hemispheres at 0 degrees longitude Prime Meridian
Imaginary line that divides the earth into northern and southern hemispheres at 0 degrees latitude Equator
Lines that measure north to south on a map Lines of Latitude
Map designed to show governmental boundaries of countries, states, and counties, the location of major cities Political
Map designed to show landforms like deserts, mountains and plains, and rivers Physical
The art of making maps Cartography
Lines that intersect at the North and South poles Parallels/ Lines of L attitude
Tells you the purpose of the map Title
Shows you what symbols on the map mean Legend / Key
Shows cardinal and directions on a map Compass Rose
N, E, S, W are called _________ Cardinal Directions
NE, SW, SE, NW are called __________ Intermediate Directions
Lines that measure west to east on a map Lines of Longitude
Used to measure distance on a map Scale
Can you be in one hemisphere at a time? No
Valuable resource for trade (importing and exporting goods), irrigation, drinking, and more Water
The exact location of a place on earth that uses coordinates Absolute Location
Location of a place based on the location of something else Relative Location
Lines of latitude an longitude form a _____ around earth. Grid
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