20 terms

unit I

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cardinal direction
north, south, east, west
intermediate direction
northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest
compass rose
used to find orientation on a map
political map
map that shows human made features such as nations and cities
physical map
a map that shows elevation and landforms
scale
a device used to find the distance between two points on a map
legend
a box that tells you what the information on a map means
equator
the line of latitude that divides the world into the northern and southern hemispheres
prime meridian
the line of longitude that divides the world into the eastern and western hemispheres
gis
geographic information system
gps
global positioning system that is used to find absolute location
goes
geostationary operational environmental satellites that are used to take pictures of weather patterns
landsat
satellites that are used to map the earth
cartographer
a mapmaker
map projection
a way of drawing a map in order to lessen distortion
globe
a three dimensional model of the earth
map
a two dimensional graphical representation of the earth
cartogram
a map based on one specific type of data
thematic map
a map that shows an overall theme
mental map
a map in your head that is used for daily activities
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