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Round model of the Earth
Globe
Size of an area a map compared with the actual size of the area
Scale
Misrepresentatino of the true shape on a map
Distortion
Representation of the Earth's rounded surface on a flat piece of paper
Projection
Map feature that usually shows the four cardinal directions
Compass Rose
One of the four compass points - north, south, east, west
Cardinal Directions
Section of a mpa which contains the symbols used on the map
Key
The study of places and landforms on the Earth
Geography
Invisible lines that circle the Earth from north to south
Meridians or Longitude
Invisible lines that circle the Earth from east to west
Parallels or Latitude
Parallel in the middle of the Earth that is 0 degrees and runs thru Greenwich, England
Prime Meridian
Unit used by geographers to measure location on a map
Degrees
Imaginary line that circle the Earth at it's widest point
Equator
To pinpoint --- location, geographers use latitude and longitude
Absolute
Region of flat land
Plain