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Geography Basic Term

A Flashcard set of Geography Basic Terms for Unit 1

A book of maps. atlas
height above sea level elevation
North, south, east, west cardinal directions
Northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest ordinal directions
The exact position of a place on earth. absolute location
A graph that compares info. bar graph
Drawings that show steps in a process diagram
A small symbol that shows direction on a map. compass rose
How far and in what direction one place is to another. relative location
Pie-shaped graph. Shows "whole" divided Circle (or pie) graph
A graphic way of presenting info in an organised way chart
The main line of latitude equator
A guide to the symbols on a map map key
Average weather pattern of an area climate
A map that shows people-made boundaries political map
Average number of people per sq. mile population density
relationship between the distance real life and the distance on a map map scale
a half of the earth hemisphere
Makes comparisons-uses symbols and pictures pictograph
Ways of showing earth's surface on flat area projection
The study of the earth/everything on it geography
A map that shows an area's resources/products resource map
A map showing what an area's land is used for land use map
The main line of longitude Prime meridian
Climate or weather patterns in a specific place Climograph
the study of the earth's surface features topography
A ball-shaped model of the earth globe
a map that shows an area's elevation physical map
Latitude location north or south of the equator, measured by imaginary parallels (left and right) numbered in degrees north or south
latitude 66.5 degrees north artic circle
latitude 66.5 degrees south antartic circle
longitude location east or west of the Prime meridian, measured by imaginary meridians (north and south) numbered in degrees east or west
scale bar measures distance on a map
a map that shows specific information theme map
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