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Flashcards in Geography Test Studyer Deck (12):
1

What is absolute Location

The Exact location of a place

2

What is a map legend

A map legend is another way of saying map key

3

What is the axis

The axis is the invisible line though the earth

4

What are Cardinal Directions

North South East West

5

What is the Equator

The invisible line The is at 0° and points the hottest points on earth

6

What is the International Date Line

It is a invisible line that marks the 180° Longitude line

7

What is a Compass Rose?

It is a compass that has Cardinal and intermediate Directions

8

What are Intermediate Directions

Northwest northeast southeast southwest

9

What is a hemisphere?

Hemispheres are the regions of the earth

10

What is distortion?

Distortion is when you try to make a round Earth into a flat map
Making continents Bigger and smaller than they actually are.

11

Map key

Map key shows the places on the map and absolute location in shapes and colors

12

What is a Landmass

A landmass is where 2 continents share one place, like Asia and Europe