Elements of a Map (9)

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Bar scale
A graphic that compares the distance on a map to the actual distance it represents
Compass rose
A directional arrow which shows Cardinal and sometimes intermediate direction
Inset map
A smaller map within the border of a larger map
Intermediate direction
NE,NW,SE,SW
Legend
A list that explains symbols on a map
Political map
A map which shows human made features and boundaries such as cities,states,and countries
Degrees
Units of longitude and latitude
Equator
An imaginary line which runs around the globe at the earths center point. Halfway between north & south poles
Meridians
Imaginary lines on earth that run between north and south poles
North Pole
Point on earth located at 90 degrees north latitude where the lines of longitude meet
South Pole
Point on earth located at 90 degrees south latitude where the lines of longitude meet
Prime Meridian
The imaginary line that runs from the north to the South Pole of earth

0 degrees longitude
Parallels
Lines of latitude that run parallel to the equator
Hemisphere
Half of the earth
Map Grid
A pattern of lines that form squares
Index
An alphabetical listing of place names on a map and the grind squares in which they are found
Physical Map
A map that shows natural landforms and waterways on the earth's surface
Absolute Location
Description of a place using coordinates
Coordinates
latitude and longitude address of a place on a map
latitude
Parallels
longitude
Meridians
Relative location
Description of a place using the relation of one place to another
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