Chapter 1 Mapping Earth's Surface

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Darker and heavier line on a topographic map that is labeled with elevation
Connects points of equal elevation on a topographic map
Closely spaced contour lines indicate _____ slopes.
The change in elevation from contour line to contour line
Type of map that shows the surface features of an area
A sphere that represents Earth's entire surface
The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area
The study of the shape of the land
Process by which mapmakers convert the location of map points to numbers
Any object, natural or manmade, that orbits Earth
One half of the sphere that makes up Earth's surface
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A landform made up of nearly flat or gently rolling land with low relief
Distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
A landform that has high elevation and a more or less level surface
Imaginary line that divides Earth into the Eastern and Western hemispheres
A large area of land where the topography is made up of mainly one type of landform
The height above sea level of a point on Earth's surface
1/360 of the distance around a circle
Imaginary line that divides Earth into the Northern and Southern hemisphere
Distance in degrees north or south of the equator
A flat model of all or part of Earth's surface as seen from above

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