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Map Terms

Terms needed to know to understand maps

what is a map a representation of something (Earth, stars, solar system, a building, etc…
latitude is imaginary lines measured in degrees from the Equator
longitude is imaginary lines measured in degrees East or West of the prime meridian.
equator imaginary line that divides Earth in half into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.
degree A unit used to measure latitude and longitude
Legend a short description of symbols and figures on a map
GPS used to navigate or get from one place to another. Used in planes, vessels and now often cars. (global positioning system)
Pole One of two points on Earth where the Earth's axis crosses the Earth's surface. The North Pole and South Pole.
time zone A region that has the same time everywhere within it
cardinal directions North, South, East or West. Often seen on a Compass Rose on a map.
Created by: tkeir