22 terms

Maps & Geographic Tools Vocabulary

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scholar
person who is highly educated
respect
to have due regard for the feelings, wishes, and/or rights of someone
geography
study of earth's physical features, environments, people and places
critical thinking
disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded & informed by evidence.
empathy
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another; to walk in someone else's shoes
absolute location
the exact position of a place on the Earth's surface
relative location
location in relation to other places
region
area that has definable characteristics but not always fixed boundaries
longitude
distance measured by degrees east or west from the prime meridian
latitude
distance north or south from the equator measured in degrees
map
flat representation of the earth
atlas
book of maps
globe
sperical representation of the Earth
Mental Map
map in your mind
key/legend
explains symbols on a map
scale bar
show the relationship between map measurements and actual distance on earth
GPS
geographic positioning system; a system that determines the precise position of something based on signals received by satellites
GIS
Geographic Information System; Computer tools for processing and organizing details and satellite images with other pieces of information.
Compass Rose
a map tool that indicates direction
hemisphere
half sphere
Grid System
straight lines that intersect
Diversity
variety or assortment; condition of including people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, etc.
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