Map Skills and Western Hemisphere

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Compass Rose
A map tool that shows the four principal directions
Title
Shows the subject of the map
Legend
A map tool that explains what the symbols on a map represent.
Bar Scale
A map tool used to find the distance between two places or points.
Political Map
Uses borderlines to show major political features such as counties, states or countries.
Physical Map
Shows major physical features of a region, such as mountain ranges, rivers, oceans, islands, deserts, and plains. Often uses different colors to represent different elevations of land.
Longitude
Imaginary parallel lines that run north-south around the earth. Measures distance east and west of the prime meridian.
Latitude
Imaginary parallel lines that run east-west around the earth. Measures distance north and south of the equator.
Hemisphere
a half of a sphere
Equator
an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres; 0° latitude.
Prime Meridian
an imaginary line drawn around the earth, dividing the earth eastern and western hemispheres; 0° longitude.
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