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Shire Geography

Map Skills- Qtr 1

Arctic Circle latitude line near the north pole
hemisphere half of a sphere . There are 4 total-N,S,E,W
longitude Long lines that are in the eastern and western hemisphere
latitude Lines on a map that are in the northern and southern hemisphere.
compass Gives directions-N,S,E,W as well as intermediate directions in between
physical map Map that contains land water features
political map Shows boundaries with color
Antarctic circle a latitude line located near Antarctica
Equator Latitude line located at zero degrees. Separates n and s hemisphere
Tropic of Cancer Latitude line located at 23 1/2 n degrees -warm region
Tropic of Capricorn Latitude line located at 23 1/2 s degrees -warm region
Prime Meridian Longitude line located at zero degrees. Separates e and w hemisphere
International Date Line located halfway around the world from the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) or about 180° east (or west) of Greenwich, London, UK,
Coordinate Spot where latitude and longitude lines intersect
Absolute location Exact, pinpoint coordinate that contains the latitude and longitude of a location.
Relative location A location that contains North, South, East and West for directions. (estimate)
grid lines on a map
key/legend pictures/symbols that stand for something
Mercator Projection Square projection that is misleading at both the north and south poles.
Robinson Projection Most reliable projection with curved longitude lines.
Created by: gsaunders



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