Miss Amber's MTWBH vocabulary
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The exact position on the earth in which a place can be found.
A chain of islands.
A ring-shaped coral island surrounding a lagoon.
An imaginary line that runs through the center of the Earth between the North Pole and the South Pole.
A country that separates two or more hostile countries.
One of the four points of the compass: north, south, east, and west.
A person who makes maps or charts.
A small, low island or coral reef.
The directional marker on a map, indicating north, south, east and west.
Any one of the seven large land masses on the earth's surface: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Antarctica.
On a map, lines that connect points of land at the same elevation.
A related set of separate mountain ranges.
The arrow on a map that always points to the north.
A country completely surrounded by another country.
An imaginary line that circles the earth at its widest point dividing the earth into two halves called hemispheres; used as a starting point from which north and south latitude lines are measured in degrees.
The study of the earth and the ways people live and work on it.
The pattern formed as the lines of latitude and longitude cross one another.
Arm of an ocean or sea that is partly enclosed by land, usually larger than a bay.
A half of the earth; the equator divides the world into the Northern and the Southern hemispheres. The Prime Meridian divides the world into the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Land area that is surrounded by water.
A narrow strip of land with water on each side that is joining two larger bodies of land.
Part of a map that explains the symbols used. aka: a legend
One of the series of imaginary lines that circle the earth parallel to the equator; used to measure in degrees distance north and south from the equator.
Surface land areas of the earth's crust (about 30 percent), including continents and ocean basins.
One of the series of imaginary lines that run north and south from one pole to the other; used to measure in degrees the distance east and west from the Prime
The way of drawing a map showing the rounded earth on a flat surface.
Mouth of a river
The place where a river or stream empties into a large body of water.
A strip of land that juts out into a large body of water.
A flat landmass that is higher then the surrounding land, with at least one side being very steep, or a cliff.
An imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England; it is used as a reference point from which east and west lines of longitude are measured.
The difference in elevation, or height, of the landforms in any particular area.
Ring of Fire
A ring of volcanic mountains surrounding the rim of the Pacific Ocean.
on a map, the relationship of measures on the map to actual measurements in feet, miles, meters, or kilometers on the earth's surface.
Source of a river
The place where a river begins.
Special purpose map
A map emphasizing a special subject matter, such as resources or population.
Narrow channel that connects two larger bodies of water.
A large landmass; a major subdivision of a continent.
The physical features of the earth's surface.
A river or stream that flows into a main river.
Land that lies between hills or mountains.
Systematic transformation of the latitudes and longitudes of locations on the surface of a sphere into locations on a plane.
a conformal map projection of which the meridians are usually drawn parallel to each other and the parallels of latitude are straight lines whose distance from each other increases with their distance from the equator.
a map projection of a world map which shows the entire world at once. It was specifically created in an attempt to find a good compromise to the problem of readily showing the whole globe as a flat image
Mapping meridians to equally-spaced vertical straight lines, and circles of latitude to evenly-spread horizontal straight lines
contained by, consisting of, or moving in a straight line or lines