Chapter 1 Mapping Earth's Surface

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a flat model of all or part Earth's surface as seen from above
the shape of the land
the process by which mapmakers convert the location of map points to number
used to compare distance on a map or a globe to distance on Earth's surface
a feature of topography formed by the processes that shape Earth's surface
pictures to stand for features on Earth's surface
all the lines of latitude and longitude appear as straight parallel lines that form a rectangle
a landform made up of nearly flat or gently rolling land with low relief
a method of finding latitude, longitude, and elevation of points on the Earth's surface using a network of satellites
makes a half circle from the north pole to the south pole
labeled with the elevation in round units
an area mainly made up of one landform
the distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
tiny dots that make up satellite images
a group of mountains that are closely related in shape, structure, and age
a landform that has high elevation and more or less level surface
landform with high elevation and high relief
lines of longitude appear as straight lines while lines of latitude are curved
1/360 of a circle
one half of the sphere that makes up Earth's surface
the change in elevation from contour line to contour line
halfway between north and south poles
the difference between the highest and lowest elevation in one area
pictures of the surface based on data
a map showing the surface features of an area
correctly shows the relative sizes of Earth's landmasses
a list of all the symbols used on the map with an explanation of their meaning
mapmakers determine distances and elevations using instruments and the principles
a framework of lines that helps in transferring points on Earth's three-dimensional surface onto a flat map
connects points of equal elevation
distance in degrees north or south of the equator
the difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area
height above sea level
a sphere that represents Earth's entire surface

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