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Mapping Vocabulary

This will review mapping vocabulary

TermDefinition
Map Scale The relationship between a distance on a map and the real distance on Earth
Border Agreed upon boundary line separating two or more areas of land
Compass Rose A small graphic on a map showing intermediate and cardinal directions.
Cardinal Directions The four main directions on a map or globe (N, S, E, W)
Intermediate Directions The directions located between the main directions on a map or globe (NE, NW, SE, SW)
Relative Direction The description of a place in relation to another point or place (example - Florida is South of New Hampshire)
Region An area of land sharing common characteristics and natural resources
Latitude horizontal lines (side to side) used to mark absolute location
Longitude vertical lines (up and down) used to mark absolute location
Created by: klhaynes.89
 

 



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