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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...
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...
Lines of Latitude
 Imaginary lines on a map or globe that
run from east to west. Lines of latitude
can tell you how far n...
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 bei...
Symbol
Something on a map that
stands for something else.
Sources:
 http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/newart/he
mispheres.gif
 http://www.alexmorgan.com/miles.jpg
 http://www.goo...
Sources:
 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm
ons/f/f8/World_map_with_equator.jpg
 http://www.nssgeography.com/ca...
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  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING MAPS
  2. 2. Location  Where a specific place on earth can be found.
  3. 3. Map  A drawing of a place  Has information about features of the area.  Maps are usually flat
  4. 4. Globe  A model of the earth
  5. 5. Sphere  A solid figure that has a shape of a ball.
  6. 6. Hemisphere Half of a sphere
  7. 7. North Pole  The geographic point on Earth which is the farthest north.
  8. 8. South Pole  The geographic point on Earth which is furthest south.
  9. 9. EQUATOR An imaginary line that divides the earth into the northern and the southern hemispheres
  10. 10. Prime meridian  An imaginary line that circles the Earth from pole to pole, It divides the Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Compass A tool that shows the direction of magnetic North.
  14. 14. Compass Rose  The part of the map that shows directions
  15. 15. Directions North, South, East , West
  16. 16. Distance The amount of space between two points
  17. 17. Elevation The height a landform is above sea level
  18. 18. Grid  a series of horizontal and perpendicular lines used to find coordinates of a point
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. Symbol Something on a map that stands for something else.
  21. 21. Sources:  http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/newart/he mispheres.gif  http://www.alexmorgan.com/miles.jpg  http://www.google.com.ph/imglanding  http://www.google.com.ph/image1
  22. 22. Sources:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm ons/f/f8/World_map_with_equator.jpg  http://www.nssgeography.com/canada9%20 web/Unit%20Map%20Skills/Longitude%20an d%20latitude_files/image005.jpg  http://www.kidsgeo.com/images/graphic- map-scale.jpg  http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo- map-symbols-image6021340

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