Map Skills Vocabulary

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A tool on a map showing cardinal (N,E,S,W) and intermediate (NE,SE,NW,SW) directions.
provides a visual explanation of the symbols used on the map
Lines that Run in an east-west direction
-They are also parallel (evenly spaced apart) like rungs of a ladder
- They are measured in degrees north or degrees south from the equator
An imaginary circle around the middle of the earth it divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres
-Measures at 0 degrees latitude
-Run in a north-south direction
-Divides earth into segments, like an orange
-Lines are NOT parallel, but get wider at the equator
-Measured in degrees east or degrees west from the Prime Meridian
-Measured at 0 degrees longitude
-It divides the earth into the eastern and western hemispheres
The world is divided into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere along the Equator
The areas of the globe divided by the Prime Meridian.
A map that shows mountains, hills, plains, rivers, lakes, oceans, etc.
A map that shows man-made features such as boundaries, countries, and cities.
Population density is the number of people living in a specific region
the ways in which people use a particular area of Earth's surface; for example, for farming, development, or preservation
materials found in the earth that people need and value
a map showing the state of the weather over a large area.
Shows information about the climate of an area; like the specific climatic zones based on the temperature, the amount of snow an area receives or average number of cloudy days. These maps normally use colors to show different climatic areas.
a large area of Earth with a particular pattern of weather (Tropical, Dry, Temperate, Continental, Polar)