Science Quiz / Chapter 1 Mapping Earth's Surface

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

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