Chapter 2 Maps & Models of the Earth You are Here Section 1
Map <ul><li>Model or representation of the Earth’s surface </li></ul>
Cardinal Directions <ul><li>North, East, South & West </li></ul>
True North <ul><li>Geographic North Pole </li></ul>
Magnetic Declination <ul><li>The difference between geographic north & true north </li></ul>
Equator <ul><li>The circle halfway between the poles that divides the north & south </li></ul>
Latitude <ul><li>The distance north or south, measured in degrees, from the equator  </li></ul>
Longitude <ul><li>Imaginary lines that pass through the poles </li></ul>
Prime Meridian <ul><li>Line that represents 0 degrees longitude </li></ul>
Chapter 2 Maps & Models of the Earth Mapping the Earth’s Surface Section 2
Flat Sphere <ul><li>A map is a flat representation of the Earth’s surface </li></ul>
Mercator Projection <ul><li>Shows the Earth’s latitude & longitude as straight parallel lines </li></ul>
Conic Projection <ul><li>Map projection that is made by transferring the contents of a globe onto a cone </li></ul>
Azimuthal Projection <ul><li>Transfer the contents of the globe onto a plane </li></ul>
Aerial Photographs <ul><li>Photographs from the air </li></ul>
Remote Sensing <ul><li>Gathering of information without being there </li></ul>
Chapter 2 Maps & Models of the Earth Topographic Maps Section 3
Topographic Map <ul><li>A map that shows surface features of the earth </li></ul>
Elevation <ul><li>The height of an object above sea level </li></ul>
Contour Lines <ul><li>Lines that connect points of equal elevation </li></ul>
Contour Interval <ul><li>The difference in elevation between one contour line and the next </li></ul>
Relief <ul><li>Difference in elevation between the highest & lowest points of an area </li></ul>
Index Contour <ul><li>Darker & heavier contour line, usually every 5 th  line </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Chapter 2 Maps & Models of the Earth You are Here Section 1
  2. 2. Map <ul><li>Model or representation of the Earth’s surface </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cardinal Directions <ul><li>North, East, South & West </li></ul>
  4. 4. True North <ul><li>Geographic North Pole </li></ul>
  5. 5. Magnetic Declination <ul><li>The difference between geographic north & true north </li></ul>
  6. 6. Equator <ul><li>The circle halfway between the poles that divides the north & south </li></ul>
  7. 7. Latitude <ul><li>The distance north or south, measured in degrees, from the equator </li></ul>
  8. 8. Longitude <ul><li>Imaginary lines that pass through the poles </li></ul>
  9. 9. Prime Meridian <ul><li>Line that represents 0 degrees longitude </li></ul>
  10. 10. Chapter 2 Maps & Models of the Earth Mapping the Earth’s Surface Section 2
  11. 11. Flat Sphere <ul><li>A map is a flat representation of the Earth’s surface </li></ul>
  12. 12. Mercator Projection <ul><li>Shows the Earth’s latitude & longitude as straight parallel lines </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conic Projection <ul><li>Map projection that is made by transferring the contents of a globe onto a cone </li></ul>
  14. 14. Azimuthal Projection <ul><li>Transfer the contents of the globe onto a plane </li></ul>
  15. 15. Aerial Photographs <ul><li>Photographs from the air </li></ul>
  16. 16. Remote Sensing <ul><li>Gathering of information without being there </li></ul>
  17. 17. Chapter 2 Maps & Models of the Earth Topographic Maps Section 3
  18. 18. Topographic Map <ul><li>A map that shows surface features of the earth </li></ul>
  19. 19. Elevation <ul><li>The height of an object above sea level </li></ul>
  20. 20. Contour Lines <ul><li>Lines that connect points of equal elevation </li></ul>
  21. 21. Contour Interval <ul><li>The difference in elevation between one contour line and the next </li></ul>
  22. 22. Relief <ul><li>Difference in elevation between the highest & lowest points of an area </li></ul>
  23. 23. Index Contour <ul><li>Darker & heavier contour line, usually every 5 th line </li></ul>

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