2.Map Components

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Map Components
Title
Grid
Compass Rose
Key or Legend
Scale
Compass Rose
Cardinal Directions
Compass Rose
Intermediate directions
Absolute Location
A point on the earth's surface
expressed by a coordinate system
such as latitude and longitude.
Latitude Lines
These lines circle the globe running east to
west
Longitude Lines or meridians
• Circle the globe running North to South
Equator = Latitude
Prime Meridian = Longitude
Equator
The equator is a zero degree line of latitude
that separates the Northern Hemisphere
from the Southern Hemisphere.
Prime Meridian
• The prime meridian is the zero degree line
of longitude that separates the eastern
and western hemispheres.
• It passes through Greenwich, England
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