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Chapter 1 Vocabulary
Using Geography Skills
Terms in this set (20)
One of four compass points: north, south, east, and west.
A map feature that usually shows the four cardinal directions.
A unit of measure used to determine absolute location.
In maps, a change in the accuracy of shapes and distances.
An imaginary line that circles the globe at its widest point.
The study of the Earth.
A round model of the Earth.
The section of a map that explains the map symbols.
Imaginary lines that are east-west circles around the Earth; also called parallels.
Imaginary lines that run north and south from one pole to the other; also called meridians.
A line that circles the globe from north to south and runs through both the North and South Poles; a longitude line.
Any of the imaginary lines that circle Earth from east to west; a latitude line.
Our surroundings on Earth.
The meridian, or longitude line, that runs through Greenwich, England.
A representation of the Earth's rounded surface on a flat piece of paper.
The size or proportion of something on a map as compared to its actual size.
The area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; the tropics.
The oval-shaped path on which the Earth travels around the sun.
The Earth's journey around the sun.
The temperate zone.
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