Chapter 1 Mapping Earth's Surface

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

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