a flat diagram of all or a part of the Earth's surface
shows you what the subject of the map is; 1st thing you should look for when you are studying a map
direction indicator which shows you which was is N, S, E, W
Is north always at the top of the map?
No...it depends on how th emap is drawn
used to represent distances between point on a map in miles and kilometers
the key that explains what the symbols on the map represent
a large body of water
an ocean ridge made up of skeletal remains of tiny sea animals
a large part of the ocean that extends into land
an area of land that sticks out into a lake or ocean
a narrow peice of land connecting 2 larger land areas
an area where rivers deposit soil into the ocean
part of a large body of water that is smaller than a gulf
an area of land surrounded entirely by water
a narrow body of water connecting 2 larger bodies of water
an area of land covered by shallow water
a natural flow of water that runs through the land
a circular depression formed when the roof of a cave collapses
an inland body of water
an area of densely wooded land
an area of land near the ocean
an area of low land between hills or mountains
an area of rugged land that generally rises higher than 2000ft
an opening in earths crust where lava, askes, and gas erupt
a deep narrow valley with steep walls
a large area of slow moving ice
a rounded elevated area of land smaller than a mountain
a hill of sand shaped by wind
an extremely dry area with little water and few plants
an area in the desert with a water source
a large, flat, elevated area of land
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