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The precise point where a place is located on Earth
Where a place is located in relation to another place
A change in the shape, size, or position of a place when it is shown on a map
A way of representing the spherical Earth on a flat surface
Diagram that mapmakers use to show directions on a map
The four main directions
North, South, East, and West
Lines between the cardinal points.
NE, SE, NW, SE
Legend (map key)
A box that list each symbol and explains what it shows on the map.
System of imaginary lines used to divide up space on maps
System of latitude and longitude that allows you to locate any place on Earth.
parallels of latitude
Set of imaginary lines that run east and west around the globe.
Most important line of latitude. It circles the Earth exactly midway between the North and South poles. All other lines of latitude are parallel to the equator. 0º
meridians of longitude
Half circles that run from North Pole to South Pole.
This line runs through Greenwich, England and is 0º
International Date Line
Runs through the Pacific Ocean exactly half way around the world from the Prime Meridian. Travelers who cross this line enter into another day. West forward and East back
Numbers used to find the absolute location of a place.
23º S, 43º W Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tells you how to read the distances on the map.
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