BSS- Mapping Flashcards- 6b
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distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
an imaginary circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.
based on a physical feature of the landscape
an imaginary circle around the middle of the earth, halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole
the imaginary line that divides the earth in the eastern and western hemisphere, at 0 degrees longitude
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.
a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
having to do with the study of the earth's surface
the size and shape of the lands surface features of a region, including its relief
A map relating to the environment or the surroundings
having to do with the weather or climate
a map showing roads (for automobile travel)
a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it
a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide
A map showing units such as countries, states, provinces, districts, etc. Each is normally a different color
a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
A tool on a map showing cardinal (N,E,S,W) and intermediate (NE,SE,NW,SW) directions.
an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the north and south poles, about which Earth rotates
Indicates distributions of living organisms
a shadow effect on one side of terrain features. the daker shading , the steeper the slope.
used to show the distribution, arrangement and type of rocks located below the soil
anything that stands for or represents something else
a measure for arcs and angles
half of the terrestrial globe
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