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Map Skills Vocab

Terms to go along with Chapter 1 and the 5 themes of Geography

What is the study of Earth and its peoples, places, and environments? Geography
The location of one place compared to another place is called what? Relative Location
The exact location of a place, often using coordinates is called_________. Absolute Location
The lines on a map that run east to west are called _____________. latitude lines
The lines on a map that run north to south are called _______________. longitude lines
What is a line of latitude that runs around the middle of Earth? The Equator
The starting point for measuring longitude The Prime Meridian
A group of places that are close to one another and share the same characteristics Region
the average weather in an area over a long period of time climate
each half of the earth hemisphere
one of several systems used to represent the round Earth on a flat map map projection
the feature on a map that tells how a measured space on the map relates to the actual distance on Earth scale bar
the relationship between distances on the map and on Earth scale
the measurement of how much above or below sea level a place is elevation
a map that shows specialized information thematic map
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