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6th Grade Science-Mapping Vocabulary

Unit 1 Vocabulary
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Scale
Used to compare distance on a map or globe to distance on Earth's surface
Symbol
an object or picture that represents something else
Legend
map key
Key
an explanation of symbols used on a map
Orient
position with reference to another point
Bird's Eye View
most maps are drawn from this view. A scene shot from overhead at an extreme angle
Cartographer
person who makes maps
Surveyor
a person who measures the land
Boundary
a line determining the limits of an area
Compass
navigational instrument for finding directions
Grid
A network of lines that cross each other to form a series of squares or rectangles.
Map
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.
Model
representation of an object, a replica