Science Quiz / Chapter 1 Mapping Earth's Surface

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

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