Flashcards in Geography Places Deck (17):
List some physical features.
List some human features.
When describing a picture or comparing 2 places point out physical and human features such as....
Types of trees
Name 2 ways Geographers can use to describe places.
Drawing and labelling a sketch
A description with a photo
Why are maps of the world that are flat always slightly inaccurate?
The earth is spherical therefore when drawn flat some parts are stretched and other parts are squashed to make them fit.
Why to Geographers use maps?
To find out where places are and what they are like.
What is an atlas?
An atlas is a book that has maps showing places around the world.
What latitude is the Equator?
What are lines of latitude?
Imaginary lines going around the earth from east to west.
How are lines of latitude measured?
They are measured in degrees north or south of the Equator.
What do we call the longitude 0*?
The Greenwich Meridian.
What are lines of longitude?
Imaginary lines going from the North Pole to the South Pole.
Which city is close to the Greenwich Meridian?
When giving a co-ordinate which is given first, latitude or longitude?
Latitude is always given first.
What are latitude and longitude measured in?
Degrees and minutes.
How many minutes (') are there in a degree?