# Map skills.

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Map skills

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Words to know p. 16 Equator Prime meridian Latitude Longitude Hemisphere Scale Legend Compass rose Political map Physical map We will learn about all of these words and be able to locate them.

Equator – an imaginary line of latitude located at zero degrees, dividing the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. N Where is the equator? S

Prime Meridian – an imaginary line of longitude located at zero degrees, dividing the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemisphere (opposite of the Prime Meridian at 180 degrees is the International Dateline.)

Latitude – Imaginary lines that run east to west creating the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, measuring the distance north or south of the equator. N S

Longitude – imaginary lines that run north to south, creating the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, measuring the distance east or west of the Prime Meridian. N S

Recall: Grid Horizontal Lines = Latitude Vertical Lines = Longitude

40°N Latitude, 105° W Longitude
Finding Places 41°N 40°N 39°N 38°N 37°N 109°W 108°W 107°W 106°W 105°W 104°W 103°W 102°W Grand Junction Delta Durango Pueblo Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Mt. Elbert Boulder Denver Find 40 ° N Latitude What city is located at this latitude? Boulder What line of Longitude is closest to this city? 105° W Latitude is always written first: How would you write the coordinates correctly for the city of Boulder? N 40°N Latitude, 105° W Longitude

Practicing Map Skills Which line of Latitude runs near Pikes Peak?
Grand Junction Delta Durango Pueblo Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Mt. Elbert Boulder Denver Which line of Latitude runs near Pikes Peak? Which line of Longitude runs near Pikes Peak? Write the correct location for Pikes Peak using Longitude and Latitude What city is near 39°N Latitude, 108°W Longitude?

Answers 39°N 105°W 39° N Latitude, 105° W Longitude Delta
Grand Junction Delta Durango Pueblo Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Mt. Elbert Boulder Denver What is the coordinates of the City of Durango? 37½° N Latitude, 108° W Longitude

Hemisphere – Half of the Earth; Northern Southern, Eastern, Western.
Scale – helps you find the distance on a map Ex: 1 inch on a map = 100 miles

Legend (Map Key) – explains symbols on a map.
(what are some symbols you see on a map?)

Compass Rose – Shows the cardinal directions on a map
a. Cardinal – north, south, east, west b. Intermediate – NW, NE, SW, SE

Political Map – a map that shows human made boundaries – ex: state borders
Physical map – Shows physical features – rivers, mountains

P. 15 Draw picture depicting each vocabulary word.