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Title: Using Maps and Globes


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Using Maps and Globes
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Elements of Maps and Globes
  • Title
  • Symbols
  • Labels
  • Color
  • Latitude Lines
  • Longitude Line
  • Compass Rose
  • Scale
  • Legend or key
  • Locator Globe

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Title
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Symbols
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Labels
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Color
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Latitude and Longitude Lines
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Compass Rose
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Scale
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Key or Legend
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Globe Locator
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Hemispheres
  • Geographers use a system of an imaginary lines
    that crisscross the globe.
  • The equator circles the middle of the earth like
    a belt from East to West. Dividing it into two
    half spheres, the Northern and Southern
    Hemispheres.
  • The Prime Meridian circles the earth from North
    to South. Dividing it into two half spheres, the
    Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

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Understanding Latitude and Longitude
  • Lines on globes and maps provide information that
    can help us locate places on the Earth.

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Latitude or Parallels
  • Circle the earth parallel to the equator.
  • This measures distance north or south of the
    equator in degrees.
  • The equator is zero degrees latitude.
  • The North Pole is 90N

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Longitude or Meridians
  • Circle the Earth from pole to pole.
  • This measures distance from east or west of the
    prime meridian.
  • The prime meridian is zero degrees longitude.

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Absolute Location
  • The grid system formed by lines of latitude and
    longitude makes it possible to find an absolute
    location of a place.
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