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Book Definition In your own words… Picture Latitude Distance in degrees north or south of the equator
Book Definition In your own words… Picture Longitude Distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
Book Definition In your own words… Picture Parallel Another name for latitude, runs east and west across the globe
Book Definition In your own words… Picture Meridian Another name for longitude, runs north and south across the globe
Book Definition In your own words… Picture Map Flat model of Earth’s surface
Book Definition In your own words… Picture Globe 3D model of Earth’s surface
Book Definition In your own words… Picture Equator Line of latitude, separates north and south hemisphere 0 degrees latitude
Book Definition In your own words… Picture Prime Meridian Line of longitude, separates east and west hemispheres 0 degrees longitude
Book Definition In your own words… Picture Distortion Error in shape, size, or distance
Book Definition In your own words… Picture Mercator Projection Most popular drawing of Earth’s surface on a flat map. Easy to find latitude and longitude, large distortion at the poles
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