Chapter 1 Mapping Earth's Surface

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

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