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Longitude the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
Latitude the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes
Map legend explanatory table of symbols used on a map or chart
Map scale a ratio which compares a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identified on the map
Absolute location Absolute location describes the location of a place based on a fixed point on earth
Relative location a point or place in relation to another point or place
Parallels an imaginary circle on the earth's surface formed by the intersection of a plane parallel to the plane of the equator, bearing east and west and designated in degrees of latitude north or south of the equator along the arc of any meridian.
Meridians a great circle of the earth passing through the poles and any given point on the earth's surface.
Hemisphere a half of a sphere
Equator the great circle of the earth that is equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole
Prime meridian longitude east and west is reckoned.
North pole the end of the earth's axis of rotation, marking the northernmost point on the earth.
South pole the southern end of the earth's axis, the southernmost point on earth.
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