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Flashcards in Maps Deck (14)
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1
Q

Name 3 models of Earth.

A

map, globe, satellite image

2
Q

Shows high and low features

A

Relief map

3
Q

Distance north and south of the equator

A

latitude

4
Q

Distance east and west of the prime meridian

A

longitude

5
Q

Network of satellites to find latitude and longitude of any place

A

GPS

6
Q

The use of scientific equipment to gather information about something from a distance

A

remote sensing

7
Q

satellites launched by NASA that provide the most valued remote sensing images of Earth

A

LANDSAT

8
Q

maps that use bold colors to show changes that have taken place

A

false color image

9
Q

computer systems tha store geographic data to create different types of maps

A

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

10
Q

flat map that uses lines to show Earth’s elevations

A

topographic map

11
Q

How do we know that the land is steeper on a topographic map?

A

The contour lines are closer together.

12
Q

Lines that show elevation on a topographic map

A

contour lines

13
Q

the difference in elevation from one contour line to the next

A

contour interval

14
Q

darker lines that indicate exact elevation on a topographic map

A

index contour lines