Word
Definition
Multimedia Example
scale
adiagram that shows the relationship between distances on a map real distances on earth.
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map
shows you the right directtion to your destination.
external image GetMap.ashx?ppl=24,,42.5402,-83.2176&c=42.5402,-83.2176&z=12&w=420&h=144&b=r,stl.h,mkt.en-US&logo=no
key
it tells you regions and what things they are.
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line of latitude
an imaginary line that runs east and west around the globe also called a parallel.
external image globe.gif
line of longitude
an imaginary line that runs around the globe between north and south poles also called a meridian.
external image globe.gif
external image longitude.jpg
global grid
the grid formed by crisscrosing lines of latitude longitude on a map.
external image grid045.gif
special-purpose map
a map that shows just one kind of information such as rainfall or elavation.
external image Florida-elevation-map-154.jpg
coastal plain
low,flat land that runs along a coast.
external image coastal-plain-747141-lw.jpg
inland
not bordering an ocean
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cardinal directions
north,south,east,west
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compass rose
tells you what direction to move in.
external image Compass-rose-image.png
intermediate directions
northwest,northeast,southwest,southeast
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plateau
a high, flat landform that rises steeply from the land around it.
external image Figure%201%20Columbia%20Plateau.JPG
basin
a bowl -shaped landform that is lower than the surrounding land.
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levee
a wall typically made of dirt, built along river to keep it from flooding.
File:Sacramento River Levee.jpg
File:Sacramento River Levee.jpg