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# SS Location

TermDefinition
Relative Location A location stated in terms of its distance and direction from another location. Used to indicate a places location in a larger continent.
Absolute Location References a location on Earth's surface based on specific geographic coordinates such as longitude and latitude.
Lines of Longitude Imaginary lines, called meridians, that run from the North Pole to the South Pole, Measured as East and West. (Ex. 45 degrees East.)
Prime Meridian An imaginary line of longitude at 0 degrees that divides the Earth into Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Lines of Latitude Imaginary lines, called parallels, that are measured North and South of the equator. Lines of of latitude circle around the Earth. (Ex. 67 degrees North.)
Equator An imaginary line at 0 degrees. The equator divides the into Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Compass A navigational tool for finding directions using North, West, South and East as geographic points.
Compass Rose A navigational tool for finding directions using the immediate directions of North East, North West, South East and South West as geographic points.
Scale A map scale that refers to the relationship (or ratio) between a distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground. For example, 1 cm on the map = 1 mile on the ground.
Legend/Key A visual explanation of the symbols of the map. The legend/key will reflect the type of map being used. Example state map: * -capitol.
Cartographer A person who draws or produces a map
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