Chapter 1 Mapping Earth's Surface

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

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