Map Skills

Geography
Globe
Is a scale model of the Earth,it is useful for showing the entire Earth or studying large areas of Earth’s suface .
Bar Scale
Represents the distance between points on a map.
Compass rose
Contains arrows that point to all four participle (Cardinal) directions.
Degrees
used to measure distance between parallels and meridians.
Grid
Patterns of imaginary lines  that cross the globe in East-west and North-south directions.
Equator
imaginary line that circles the globe between the North and South poles measures 0′ latitude.
Hemisphere
One half of the globe.
Latitude
East-west lines in the grid.
Legend
key; explains what the symbols on a map represent.
Locator Map
Shows where in the world the area on the map is located.
Longitude
north-south lines in the grid.
Map
flat diagram of all or part of Earth’s surface.
Map Projection
Way of showing the round planet on a flat map.
Meridians
Lines of longitude.
minutes
unit of measurement smaller than a degree
Parallels
lines in latitude
physical map
show the major physical features of a region
political map
show the major political features of a region
prime meridian
imaginary line running through Greenwich, England and measure 0′ longitude
absolute location
exact spot on earth
relative location
estimated location in relation to somewhere/place or else where.

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