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Geo Quarter Test

7 Continents North America, South America, Australia, Africa, Europe,Antarctica,Asia
5 Oceans Pacific, Atlantic,Indian, Southern, and Arctic
Map Projection A way of showing the earth on a piece of paper
Hemisphere Half of the globe
Absolute Location Exact position of a place on the earth’s surface; measured in latitude and longitude
Legend Explains symbols and colors used on a map
Scale Bar Shows distance on a map
Compass Rose Shows direction on a map
Cardinal Directions North, South, East, West
Intermediate Directions Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast
Physical Map Map that shows land forms and water features
Political Map Map that shows human-made features (boundaries, cities, etc.)
Thematic Map Map that shows specific topics in detail
GPS Device that receives signals from satellites to tell exact locations on the earth
GIS Computer software that helps geographers gather and use information about a place
Renewable Resource Can't be used up; can be replaced
Non Renewable Resource Can be used up; limited supply
Conservation Careful use of resource
Birth Rate # of children born each year out of every 1,000 people
Death Rate # of people out of every 1,000 who die in a year
Population Density Average # of people living in a square mile or a kilometer
Created by: rbearden