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the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries.
the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes
Parallel, imaginary line extending around the Earth parallel to the equator
Lines of latitude measure north-south position between the poles.
an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°.
the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and the terrestrial poles.
a planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude.
In geography, a plain is a flat, sweeping landmass that generally does not change much in elevation.
A globe is a spherical model of Earth, of some other celestial body, or of the celestial sphere
Map scale refers to the relationship (or ratio) between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground
On a map or image, the misrepresentation of shape, area, distance, or direction of or between geographic features when compared to their true measurements on the curved surface of the earth.
A map projection is a systematic transformation of the latitudes and longitudes of locations from the surface of a sphere or an ellipsoid into locations on a plane.
A compass rose, sometimes called a windrose, or Rose of the Winds, is a figure on a compass
There are four main, or cardinal, points of the compass—north, south, east, and west
It gives you the information needed for the map to make sense. Maps often use symbols or colors to represent things