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

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