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8 Cards in this Set

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absolute location
describes a place's exact position on the Earth
relative location
explains where a place is by describing places near it
series of imaginary lines, also called parallels, that are parallel to the equator and measure degrees north and south of the equator
imaginary lines that run north and south from one pole to the other, used to measure degrees east and west of the Prime Meridian (also called meridians)
unit of measure used to determine absolute location; lat. and long. lines measured in degrees
any lines that circle the Earth, parallel to the Equator; a latitude line
a line that circles the globe from north to south and runs through both north and south poles; a longitude line
Prime Meridian
imaginary line of long. or meridian that runs from pole to pole; is designated 0 degrees and is used as a reference point for other long. lines