# Let’s learn how to read and make

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Let’s learn how to read and make
Maps!

What are maps? A map is a flat (two dimensional) description of a specific area of land. Click the globe to learn even more about maps! Stop the online video and restart the power point after the hemisphere questions for now!

globe A globe is a sphere on which is depicted a map of the earth.

hemisphere A hemisphere is an imaginary line dividing the globe in half. The equator, an imaginary belt around the earth, divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres. The prime meridian, an invisible line cutting the globe in half from top to bottom, divides the earth into the western and eastern hemispheres.

atlas An atlas is a book of maps.

compass rose A compass rose is a circle design on maps that indicates direction.

cardinal directions Cardinal directions are the four basic points on a compass – north, south, east, and west.

ordinal directions Ordinal directions are the points of directions halfway between each pair of cardinal directions – northeast, northwest, south east, and southwest.

Click on map to play use a map grid online.
A grid is a set of vertical and horizontal lines on a map that help the reader locate places. Click on map to play use a map grid online.

continent A continent is one of seven large land masses on the earth.

distance Distance is the amount of space between two points.

location A location is a place on a map.

legend A legend is a table on a map or chart that explains the symbol used. Sometimes it is called the map key as well.

scale A map’s scale is a comparison of the actual distance between two places and the distance shown on the map drawn.

symbol A symbol is a picture used to represents a place or places on a map.

climate Climate is the average weather over time in a specific location.

The study of maps is GEOGRAPHY.
cartographer A cartographer is a person who makes maps using symbols, a legend, grids, and a scale. The study of maps is GEOGRAPHY.