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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.