Map Components
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by Ann Rausch
| 9 Questions
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Geography is the study of the Earth's sureface including landforms, water bodies, climate, and plants.
True
False
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The diagram on a map that shows directions such as North, South, East, and West
Map Grid
Compass Rose
Distortion
Map Legend
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What is absolute location?
directions on a compass rose such as N,S,E, W
a change in the shape, size, or position of a place when it is shown on a map
the precise point where a place is located on earth
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What is a map title?
describes the area shown on the map. It also identifies the map's main topics
Seattle, WA is north of Olympia WA
a box or other display on a map that explains the meaning of the symbols used on a map
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What are cardinal directions?
a box or other display on a map that explains the meaning of the symbols used on a map
directions on a compass rose such as southeast, northeast, and southwest
directions on a compass rose such as N,S,W,W
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What is relative direction?
Seatttle, WA is north of Olympia, WA
a change in the shape, size, or position of a place when it is shown on a map.
the precise point where a place is located on earth
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What does distortion mean?
describes the area shownon the map. It also identifies the map's main topics
directions on a compass rose such as N, W, S, E
a chage in the shape, size, or positon of a place when it's shown on a map.

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What are intermediate directions?
directions on a compass rose such as southeast, northeast, and southwest
describes the area shown on the map. It also identifies the map's main topics
directions on a compass rose such as N, W, S, E
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What is a map key or map legend?

a box or other display on a map that explains the meaning of the symbols used on a map
a chage in the shape, size, or positon of a place when it's shown on a map.
describes the area shown on the map. It also identifies the map's main topics
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