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Location ppt

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Location pptPresentation Transcript

• Understanding maps
• Location
Where a specific place on earth can be found.
• Map
A drawing of a place
Has information about features of the area.
Maps are usually flat
• Globe
A model of the earth
• Sphere
A solid figure that has a shape of a ball.
• Hemisphere
Half of a sphere
• North Pole
The geographic point on Earth which is the farthest north.
• South Pole
The geographic point on Earth which is furthest south.
• EQUATOR
An imaginary line that divides the earth into the northern and the southern hemispheres
• Prime meridian
An imaginary line that circles the Earth from pole to pole, It divides the Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
• Lines of Longitude
Imaginary lines on a map or globe that run from north to south. They can tell you how far east or west a place is located from the prime meridian.
• Lines of Latitude
Imaginary lines on a map or globe that run from east to west. Lines of latitude can tell you how far north or south a place is located from the equator.
• Compass
A tool that shows the direction of magnetic North.
• Compass Rose
The part of the map that shows directions
• Directions
North, South, East , West
• Distance
The amount of space between two points
• Elevation
The height a landform is above sea level
• Grid
a series of horizontal and perpendicular lines used to find coordinates of a point
• Scale
A place on a map usually located on the key that compares the size of the model to the actual size of the area being represented.
• Symbol
Something on a map that stands for something else.
• Sources:
http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/newart/hemispheres.gif
http://www.alexmorgan.com/miles.jpg
http://www.google.com.ph/imglanding
http://www.google.com.ph/image1
• Sources:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/World_map_with_equator.jpg
http://www.nssgeography.com/canada9%20web/Unit%20Map%20Skills/Longitude%20and%20latitude_files/image005.jpg
http://www.kidsgeo.com/images/graphic-map-scale.jpg
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-map-symbols-image6021340