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Mapping, Longitude and Latitude

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Parallels
lines of latitude
Absolute Location
the exact location of a place using latitude or longtitude
Hemisphere
half of a sphere or globe
Prime Meridian
imaginary lines that run from the North Pole to the south Pole at zero degrees longitude
Cardinal Directions
four main points on a compass (north, south, east, west)
Map Scale
used to measure the distance between locations on a map
Degrees
a unit of measurement
North Pole
the northern end of the earth measured at 90 degrees north latitude
South Pole
the suthern end of the earth measured at 90 degrees south latitude
Equator
an imaginary line half way between the north and south poles at zero degrees latitude
Latitude
imaginary lines or parallels that measure the distance north or south of the equator
Meridians
lines of longitude
Longitude
imaginary lines that measure the distance east or west of the prime meidian
Compass Rose
a symbol on a map that shows direction
Intermediate Directions
points in between the cardinal points (NE, SE, NW, SW)
Map Key (legend)
explains the meaning of symbols on a map