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Mapping Earth's Surface


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The tiny dots in a satellite image.
A flat model of all or part of Earth's surface as seen from above.
A sphere that represents Earth's entire surface.
One half of the sphere that makes up the Earth's surface.
The distance in degrees north or south of the equator.
On a topographic map, a ______ line connects points of equal elevation.
The line that makes a half circle from the North Pole to the South Pole and passes through Greenwich, England.
A satellite system that allows land, sea, and airborne users to determine their exact location anywhere in the world.
A landform that has high elevation and a more or less level surface.
Lines of latitude can also be called ________.
The shape of the land determined by elevation, relief and landforms
_____ Pole is 90 degrees North Latitude
North and South America are located in the _____ hemisphere.
A map's _______ relates distance on a map to a distance on Earth's surface.
The distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian.
1/360 of the distance around a circle.
A landform made up of nearly flat or gently rolling land with low relief.
An _______ contour is a heavier contour line that is labeled with elevation of that contour in round units.
An imaginary line that circles the Earth halfway between the North and South poles.
Converting information to numbers for use by a computer
Landform with high elevation and high relief.
The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area.
A list of all the symbols used on a map with an explanation of their meaning
A mountain ______ is a group of mountains closely related in shape, structure and age.
Line of longitude can also be called ________.
A map _______ is a framework of lines that helps in transferring points on Earth's three dimensional surface onto a flat map.
Height above sea level
A feature of topography such as a hill or valley formed by the processes that shape the Earth's surface
Shapes and pictures that stand for features on Earth's surface.
_____ Pole is 90 degrees South Latitude