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Map Skills

Scale the relationship between distance on a map and actual distance on the Earth.
Latitude lines on the earth that stretch from east to west
Longitude Lines on the earth that stretch from north to south
Grid The map tool used to pinpoint exact location, also intersecting lines of latitude and longitude
Equator a line of latitude that separates the earth into northern and southern hemispheres
Prime Meridian a line of longitude that separates the earth into eastern and western hemispheres
Hemispheres "half of a sphere" the earth has 4 every location on the earth falls into two of them
Legend/Key used to understand the symbols on a map
Compass Rose shows direction
Intermediate Directions The directions between the main directions on a compass rose Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
Cardinal Directions The main directions on a compass rose North, South, East, West
Inset Maps Are used to show greater detail of a small area on a map by zooming in
Political Maps Used to show political boundaries such as states, countries, or even counties or towns. Look for colors inside neat boundaries and labeled names of places.
Physical Maps Used to display the landforms of a certain area. Colors are often used to show elevation. Look for colors not outlined by boundaries, and labels that are used to show mountain ranges, bodies of water, and features of the earth (plains, deserts, etc)
Specialized/Thematic Maps Used to provide specialized or themed information about an area. Double check the legend for more information, as well as the title. Try to identify what the map is telling you about the area
Migratory/Road Maps Used to show movement in an area. Look for lots of lines (not all lines on maps are roads, however. Read labels) that are labelled as roads or travel routes. These maps will often be COVERED in lines, not just have a few.
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