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Scale
The proportional relationship between a line measurement on a map and the distance it represents on the Earth's surface.
Legend
A key to what the symbols or pictures in a map mean.
Mercator Maps
maps that have normal sized geographical features around the equator but as one moves towards the north and south poles images distort by becoming larger than they should be.
Relief Map
A map that shows land configuration, usually with contour lines.
Robinson Projection
a way of taking a round globe and putting it on a flat map that does not distort the size of geographic features.
Country
the territory of a nation, the land of one's birth or citizenship
Sea Level
The level of the ocean's surface halfway between average high and low tide, used as a standard in determining land elevation or sea depths.
Human Resource
any person and their particular abilities and skills; the concept of people and their potential as a resource
Natural Resource
A material source of wealth, such as timber, fresh water, or a mineral deposit, that occurs in a natural state and has economic value.
Urbanization
to make into a city in character or nature.
Linguistic Group
a language family, a group of languages all descending from a similar language.
Religious Group
a group of people all following the same basic religion which can be divided into smaller groups (or subgroups)
Ethnic Group
a group sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.
Wind Currents
wind patterns that consistently blow in certain areas of the world.
Drought
a period of dry weather, especially a long one that is injurious to crops.
Erosion
the process by which
the surface of the earth is worn away
by the action of water, glaciers, winds,
waves, etc.
Monsoon
the seasonal wind of the India and southern Asia. In the summer warm air precipitation from the Indian Ocean causes hot and humid temperatures as well as extremely heavy rain that lasts for weeks. In the winter months dry winds blow inland from the Himalayas.
Hurricane
a severe tropical cyclone originating in the equator regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea or eastern regions of the Pacific Ocean, with winds greater than 74 miles an hour.
Archipelago
a large group or chain of islands.
Bay
a body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.