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Mapping Earth's Surface
The shape of the land determined by elevation, relief, and landforms.
Height above sea level.
The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area
A feature of topography formed by the process by shaping earth's surface.
A large area of land t=where the topographer is similar
A landform made up of flat or gently rolling hills with low relief.
A landform with high elevation and high relief.
A sires of mountains that have the same general shape and structure.
A landform that has more or less level and has high elevation above sea level.
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost layer of the mantle and crust.
The dense center made up of the solid inner core and the molten outer core.
A layer of hot solid material between the crust and core.
A layer of rock that forms earth's outer surface.
The material that forms earth's solid surface
Study of the earth
A model of all or part of earth's surface.
A sphere that represents earth's outer surface.
Used to compare distance on a map to the distance on earth's surface.
Pictures used by mapmakers to stand for features on the earth
A list of symbols used on a map.
an imaginary line half way between the North and South poles.
One half of a sphere that makes up earth's surface.
A line that makes a half circle from the north to the south pole.
A unit used to measure distance around the world.
distance north or south to the equator.
distance east to west from the Prime Meridian
A framework of limes that helps show landmass on a flat surface.
Pictures of the land based on computer data from satellites.
Tiny dots on a satellite image
Converting information to numbers for the use of computers
A map that shows surface features of an area.
A line on a map that connects points of equal elevation.
The difference in elevation to one contour line to the next.
GPS (Global Positioning System)
A method of finding latitude and longitude using satellites.