21 terms

Geography Unit

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Equator
imaginary line runs east to west and divides the world into northern and southern hemispheres
Prime Meridian
imaginary line runs north to south and divides the world into eastern and western hemispheres
Hemisphere
one half of a globe or sphere
Latitude
imaginary lines that measures distances north and south of the equator
Longitude
imaginary lines that measure distances east and west of the Prime Meridian
Political Map
Shows borders, major cities, roads, parks, etc.
Physical Map
shows the major geographic physical features (mountains, valleys, deserts)
Special Purpose
focuses on one specific theme uses colors and symbols to represent information.
Title
Tells the subject of a map
Location -Absolute
determining the exact spot
Location- Relative
finding location compared to other places; like using landmarks
Place
the human and natural features
Human Environment Interaction
relationship between people and the environment
Region
When places share a set of common features
Movement
traces people, goods, and ideas
Author
Tells who made the map
Legend
tells the colors and symbols on a map
Date
Tells when a map was made
Orientation
Tells direction on a map, sometimes just north is shown
Grid
Labeling system to determine exact location
Scale
used to determine distance between points on a map