6th Grade Science-Mapping Vocabulary

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Unit 1 Vocabulary

Scale

Used to compare distance on a map or globe to distance on Earth's surface

Symbol

an object or picture that represents something else

Legend

map key

Key

an explanation of symbols used on a map

Orient

position with reference to another point

Bird's Eye View

most maps are drawn from this view. A scene shot from overhead at an extreme angle

Cartographer

person who makes maps

Surveyor

a person who measures the land

Boundary

a line determining the limits of an area

Compass

navigational instrument for finding directions

Grid

A network of lines that cross each other to form a series of squares or rectangles.

Map

A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.

Model

representation of an object, a replica

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