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Geography Mapping Vocabulary

Geography Mapping Vocabulary

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cardinal directions
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north, south, east, west
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compass rose
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figure that shows directions
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inset map
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small map within a larger map
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intermediate directions
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northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest
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locator
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small map that shows where the main map is located
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map key or legend
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explains the symbols used on a map
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map scale
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ruler that compares distance on a map to real-world distance
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latitude
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lines running east-west on maps
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longitude
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lines running north-south on maps
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