BSS- mapping flashcards
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a type of map that uses contour lines to show elevation of land
a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
pertaining to physical geography; relating to the surface features of terrain
maps describing the features of the environment
Precipitation, climate, and weather conditions.
map showing distribution of living things
A representation of a part of the Earth
a shadow effect on one side of terrain features. the daker shading , the steeper the slope.
a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees
distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
is an imaginary line of longitude generally 180° (degrees) east or west of the Prime Meridian. The International Date Line is where each new day begins.
an imaginary circle around the middle of the earth, halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole
line of the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England; starting point for measuring degrees of east and west longitude
the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it
explanatory list of symbols on a map
representation of a region showing earth information such as mineral deposits, fossil localities, age relations of rock units
A tool on a map showing cardinal (N,E,S,W) and intermediate (NE,SE,NW,SW) directions.
of or having to do with the study of the earth's surface; relating to geography
A map showing units such as countries, states, provinces, districts, etc. Each is normally a different color
a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles
a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
a point on the Earth farthest from the equator (North and South poles)
the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
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