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Meridian
A line of longitude
Degree
A unit of measurement of temperature or of distance on the earth's surface
Island
A landmass smaller than a continent and completely surrounded by water
Legend
An element of a map that explains what the symbols on the map represent; also called a "key"
Atlas
An organized collection of maps in one book
Compass Rose
A directional indicator that has arrows pointing north, south, east, and west
Continent
One of seven large landmasses on Earth
Scale
An element of a map that indicates distances between points on the map
Equator
An imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the North and South Pole
Mental Map
A map we create and see in our minds to help make sense of the world
Longitude
A measure of distance east or west of the prime meridian
Great-Circle Route
The shortest between any two points on Earth
Prime Meridian
An imaginary line that runs through Greenwich, England from the North Pole to the South Pole
Ocean
The largest part of Earth's water surface, often divided into four smaller oceans
Parallel
A line of latitude
Directional Indicator
An element of a map that shows which directions are north, south, east, and west
Grid
The pattern of lines that circle the globe in east-west and north-south directions
Hemisphere
Half of Earth, such as the Northern or Southern Hemisphere or the Eastern and Western Hemisphere
Globe
A scale model of earth
Map Projection
One of a variety of ways of presenting a round world on a flat map
Latitude
A measure of distance north or south of the equator
Map
A flat diagram of all or part of Earth's surface