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Geography from government class

Geography the study of the Earth and the ways people live and work on it
Absolute Location the position of a place on the Earth's surface
Hemisphere half of a sphere on a globe, as in the Earth's Northern and Southern Hemispheres
Equator an imaginary line around the Earth a circle that is the the same distance from each of the poles
Prime Meridian the meridian of 0 degrees longitude the runs through the original site of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England.
latitude imaginary lines running east and west around the globe that are used to measure the distance north and south of the equator in degrees; also called parallel lines
longitude imaginary vertical lines running pole to pole on the globe,used to measure distance east or west of the Prime Meridian; also called meridians
relative location where a place is located in relation to other places
key part of a map that explains the symbols used on a map
compass rose directional marker on a map
scale the relationship of measuring on a map to actual measurement in ft,miles, meter, or kilometer on the earth's surface
physical map a map which show countries terrain
political map a map which shows countries borders and main cities
topography physical features of the earth's surface
relief differences in elevation, or height, on land
contour line lines tht connect points of land at the same elevation
great circle shortest distance between two places on the earth's surface
map projections way of drawing a map to represent the rounded eath on a flat surface
graph way of projecting and comparing information visually, as in line graph, bar graph, or circle graph
chart visual presentation of data in rows and columns
table set of data in rows and columns
diagram drawings that show what something is or how something is done, such as the steps of a process or a cycle
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