1 / 26

# Map Skills Vocabulary - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Map Skills Vocabulary. By Mrs. Henson. Mapping the Earth. GLOBE. A scale model of the Earth. GRID. Patterns of imaginary lines that circle the globe in east-west and north-south directions. Latitude. The distance north or south of Earth’s equator. Parallels. Lines of latitude. EQUATOR.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

## PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Map Skills Vocabulary ' - dot

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

### Map Skills Vocabulary

By

Mrs. Henson

• A scale model of the Earth.

• Patterns of imaginary lines that circle the globe in east-west and north-south directions.

• The distance north or south of Earth’s equator.

• Lines of latitude

• Imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the North and South Poles.

• Used to measure distance from the equator

• Degrees can be divided further

• One degree equals 60 minutes

• Measures distance east and west of the prime meridian

• Lines of Longitude

• Imaginary line that divides the Earth into western and eastern hemispheres.

• Divides the earth in half

• Earth’s land surface is divided into seven large landmasses.

• Land completely surrounded by water.

• Understanding Map Projections

• Flat diagram of the Earth’s surface.

• Ways of showing the round earth on a flat surface.

• How to Read a Map

• Shows the subject of the map

• Used to show directions on a map

• Used to measure distance on a map

• The scale helps you measure the distance between two places. When you know the distance you can calculate how long the trip will take.

• Explains what the symbols on the map represent

• Or Key

• Maps often have symbols to represent such features as highways, small roads, campgrounds, and rest areas. These symbols are listed in the legend.

• Shows where in the world the area on the map is located