Basic Skills Map Vocabulary
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To map, chart, write about, or describe Earth.
A visual representation (a picture) of Earth's surface, or a portion of it.
A map we carry in our minds.
The science of mapmaking.
Shows accurate size and shape on a map.
Shows what the symbols on a map mean.
Shows direction on a map.
Divides Earth in half, either north and south, or east and west.
Imaginary line that divides Earth into a northern and southern half.
Divides Earth into an eastern and western half.
Located at 180 degrees longitude.
Imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator.
Imaginary lines that run from pole to pole.
How we find location on a map.
Great Circle Route
The shortest distance between two points on Earth.