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Geography
The study of the Earth and the way people live on it and use it.
Geographer
Person who studies geography
Cartographer
Person who makes maps
Every good map needs:
Title, compass rose, legend (key), border, scale
The 7 continents:
North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica
The 5 oceans:
Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Antarctic Ocean ( Southern Ocean)
Cardinal Directions:
North, east, south, west
Hemispheres:
Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern
Latitude
horizontal lines - parallel
Longitude
vertical lines- not parallel, meet at the poles
Equator
0 degrees latitude
Prime Meridian
0 degrees longitude
International Date Line
180 degrees longitude
Coordinates
Set of numbers that locate a point