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Map Skills/Map Types

Map Skills and Types of Maps

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The meridian that measures zero degrees longitude and separates the Eastern and Western Hemisphere. Prime Meridian
The symbol on a map that shows the four cardinal and four intermediate directions. Compass Rose
The tool on a map that helps us to measure distance on a map. The Scale
The tool on a map that shows us what each symbol means. The Key or Legend
A book of maps. An Atlas
The meridian that measures 180 degrees and separates the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. The International Date Line
The line of latitude that separates the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres Equator
The map that shows us how to get from one place to another using roads and highways. A Road Map
The map that shows towns, cities and country borders. (think political boundaries) A Political Map
The map that shows what the land looks like. (Think-its physical appearance) A Physical Map
The map that shows information about an area such as: rainfall, vegetation, population or products. A Special Purpose Map
The map that shows what the land looks like from the side view. A Profile map
The map that shows the different height of the land by using patterns and shading. A Relief Map
The map that shows height of the land by using lines that connect all the points at the same height. A Contour Map
Fill in the blank: A contour map and a relief map both have: ____________ and ___________. a top view of the land and use rings to show height.
Fill in the blank: A contour map is different than a relief map because: _______________. A relief map has a key and a contour map does not.
Fill in the blank: All good maps have what three tools on them: _______, ________, _______. A scale, a Key and a Compass Rose.
Name the four Cardinal Directions north, south, east, and west
Name the four Intermediate Directions northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest
Created by: mdavis