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Unit 1 Vocabulary

map skills vocabulary

map title words on a map that tell the subject of the map
map key or legend a part of a map that explains what the symbols on a map stand for
inset map a smaller map within a larger one
grid system an arrangement of lines that divide something, such as a map, into squares
compass rose a direction marker on a map
map scale a part of a map that compares a distance on the map to a distance in the real world
cardinal directions one of the main directions: north, south, east, west
intermediate directions one of the in-between directions: northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest
locator a small map or picture of a globe that shows where the place on the main map is located
latitude lines of measurement on a map or globe that run east and west also called "parallels" because they are parallel to the equator
longitude lines of measurement on a map or globe that run north and south (between the North and South Poles)
Created by: lburns50