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Map Skills Vocabulary

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map legend (key)
lists of symbols on a map that tells what is shown on the map
Symbol
something that stands for something else
compass rose
a diagram of a circle showing direction
intermediate directions
Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
scale
shows the relationship between distance on a map and distance in reality.
Physical Maps
Maps that show natural features and regions
Elevation Maps
a map that shows the height of land above sea level
political maps
Maps that show countries, borders and cities.
Southern Hemisphere
the half of the Earth south of the equator
Northern Hemisphere
the half of the earth north of the equator
Longitude
Latitude
cardinal directions
north, south, east, and west (N, S, E, and W)
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