Chapter 1 Mapping Earth's Surface

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

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