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Mrs. T's Map Vocab

Map Vocabulary for Unit I

What is half of the earth called Hemisphere
What do we call the lines that show location north or south of the equator? Latitude
What do we call lines that show location east or west of the Prime Meridian? Longitude
What do we call the line of latitude that divides the world into the northern and southern hemispheres? Equator
What do we call the line of longitude that divides the world into the eastern and western hemispheres? Prime Meridian
What is another name for lines of latitude? parallels
What are the cardinal directions? north, south, east, west
What are the intermediate directions? northeast, southeast, northwest, southwest
What is used to find the directions on a map? compass rose
What is the devise used to measure distance between two points on a map called? scale
What is the box that tells you what symbols on a map mean? map key
Created by: lterryok



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