Chapter 1 Mapping Earth's Surface

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

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