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a flat map that represents a spherical surface
Global Positioning System
The science of making maps
refers to the surface features of the Earth
height above sea level
The prefix iso- means:
semicircle on the Earth that runs from pole to pole
set of circles that describe positions north and south of the equator
angular distance north or south of the equator
lines on a map that connect points of equal elevation
a map marked with contour lines
the difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area
the difference in elevation between one contour line and the next
on a map, a darker, heavier contour line that is usually every fifth line and that indicates a change in elevation
The steepness of a slope
shows where elevation decreases; shown by dashed lines on inside of contour line
a location whose exact elevation is known
Indicates map features and distance compared to the size on Earth.
show the surface geology of the mapped area
a map used to identify the distribution of soil types in a particular geographic region
a map showing the state of the weather over a large area
a map created by projecting Earth's image onto a cylinder
A map projection in which the plane is the most developable surface.
map made by projecting points and lines from a globe onto a cone.
symbol that indicates cardinal directions
North, South, East, West
A circle has ______ degrees
What is the unit used for longitude?
two dimensional model of the Earth's surface