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chapter 1 vocab

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atlas   a book of maps  
elevation   a height above sea level  
geography   study of earth land and people  
arctic circle   latitude line 66 1/2 degrees north  
antartic circle   latitude line 66 1/2 degrees south  
longitude   meridians lines that run north or south on a map or globe  
thematic map   map that shows specific info like climate or population  
scale bar   mesures distance on a map  
cardinal directions   north south east and west  
map scale   the relationship between the distance between two places in real life and on a map  
hemisphere   a half of the earth  
equator   the main line of latitude  
circle graph   pie shaped graph shows whole divided  
globe   a ball spherical shaped model of the earth  
population destiny   average number of people per square mile  
bar graph   a graph that comapres info  
grid system   when latitude or longitude lines cross each other  
climograph   shows climate or wether patterns in a specific place  
pictograph   makes comparison useing symbols or pictures  
relative location   how far in one direction one place is to another  
chart   a graphic way of presenting info in an organized way  
political map   a map showing people - made boundries  
physical map   a map that shows elevation  
map key   a guide that shows what colors and symbols mean on a map  
climate   average weather pattern of an area  
absolute location   the exact position of a place on earth  
compass rose   small symbol that shows directions on a map  


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