Vocabulary

Geography
Relative Location
Location in realation to other places.
Absolute Location
The exact position of a place on the earth’s surface.
Interdependent
Relying on one another for goods, services, and ideas.
Cartography
The science of mapmaking.
Human- Environment Interaction
The study of interrelationship between people and their physical environment.
Grid System
Pattern formed as the lines of latitude and logitude cross one another.
Topography
Graphic representation of the surface features of a place or region on a map, indicating their relative positions and elevations.
Prime Meridian
The zero meridian (0°), used as a reference line from which longitude east and west is measured. It passes through Greenwich, England.
Compass Rose
a symbol on a compass or map that is circular with graded points for the directions; also called rose
Hemisphere
Half of the terrestrial globe.

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