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political map

a map that shows physical features of an area

physical map

a map that shows governmental boundaries

thematic map

a map that shows a theme of a certain area

region

an area of land with similar characteristics

religion

a particular system of faith and worship

map scale

shows distance on a map as it relates to earth

map key/legend

explanation of symbols used in atlas pages

cardinal directions

north, south, east and west

intermediate directions

northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest

distance

the length of space between two points

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