Mapping Earth's Surface

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Mapping Earth's Surface
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map terms, topography, etc
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  1. Symbols that show elevation, relief and slope on a topographic map are called____   ____.
    contour lines
  2. What is a "globe"?
    A spherical model of the Earth
  3. What is an abbreviation for a satellite based system that determines latitude and longitude on the Earth's surface?
    GPS
  4. A ____ shows symbols that represent features on a topographic map.
    KEY
  5. Features of topography (Rocky Mts. and Colorado Plateau) are called ____.
    landforms
  6. The distance in degrees NORTH AND SOUTH of the equator are called ______.
    Latitude
  7. The distance in degrees EAST or WEST of the prime meridian are called ____.
    Longitude
  8. A landform that has high elevation and a level surface is called a ______.
    plateau
  9. The difference in elevation between highest and lowest parts of an area is called the ____.
    relief
  10. Large scale maps that show a close up view of part of the Earth's surface is called a _____ map.
    topographic
  11. How does a topographic map differ from a road map?
    A topographic map shows ELEVATION, RELIEF AND SLOPE.
  12. How does GPS work?
    Uses a network of satellites to find elevation, latitude and longitude.

    • Global¬†
    • Positioning
    • System
  13. What determines Earth's topography?
    • ELEVATION
    • RELIEF
    • LANDFORMS
  14. WHAT DOES A MAP SCALE (1:25,000) REPRESENT?
    1 cm on the map = 25,000 cm on the ground
  15. If contour lines are far apart does that mean it's a (steep/not so steep) slope?
    not so steep, easy to walk up
  16. If contour lines are close together does that mean it's a (steep/not so steep) slope?
    steep slope
  17. On a map a closed loop with a dash pointing inside the loop means __________.
    depression in the ground
  18. On a map a closed loop represents a ___.
    HILL
  19. On a map V-shaped contour lines pointing uphill represents a _____.
    valley

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