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Map Skills

map title tells what the map is about
symbol a picture that represents a real building, or place (such as a park)
map symbol the picture symbols on a map
map key what the picture symbols on a map stand for
scale used to measure distance from place to place on a map
compass rose shows the cardinal and intermediate directions
cardinal directions North, South, East, West
Intermediate directions Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
Map Grid helps locate places
Meridians lines that measure North and South
Parallels Lines that measure East and West
Longitude Measure distance East or West of the Prime Meridian
Latitude Measure distance from the Equator towards either pole
Prime Meridian Zero degrees Longitude
Equatior Zero degrees Latitude
Globe model of the Earth
Continents large bodies of land
oceans large bodies of salt water
sphere object shaped like a ball; 3D
hemisphere one half of the globe
Equator imaginary line running east and west, half way between the North and South Poles
latitude lines run east and west but measure north and south
longitude lines run north and south, but measure east and west
Created by: tvaugha1