# mapsasmodels

 _____________ is the direction to the geographic North Pole. True North When using a compass, you need to make a correction for the difference between the geographic North Pole and the magnetic north pole. The angle of correction is called _________ _____________. Magnetic declination Imaginary lines drawn around the Earth parallel to the equator are called lines of _________, or parallels. lattitude Lines of longitude, or meridians, are imaginary lines that pass through both poles. __________ is the distance east and west from the prime meridian. Longitude The _____________ is the line that represents 0º longitude. prime meridian A map is a flat representation of the Earth’s curved surface. However, when you move information from a curved surface to a flat surface, you lose some accuracy. Changes called ___________ happen in the shapes and sizes of landmasses and oceans on maps. distortions A map projection that is made when the contents of the globe are moved onto a cylinder of paper is called a ____________ projection cylindrical The most common cylindrical projection is called a ______________ projection. The __________Mercator projection shows the globe’s latitude and longitude lines as straight lines. Mercator An __________ projection is a map projection that is made by moving the contents of the globe onto a flat plane. azimuthal Many of today’s maps are made by _________. _____________ is a way to collect information about something without physically being there. (same answer for both) Remote sensing ___________ is a tool that uses waves of energy to map Earth’s surface. Waves of energy are sent from a satellite to the area being observed. The waves are then reflected from the area to a receiver on the satellite. Radar global positioning system GPS _________ is a system of orbiting satellites that send radio signals to receivers on Earth. The receivers calculate a given place’s latitude, longitude, and elevation. GPS When information is moved from a curved surface to a flat surface, ___________ occurs. distortion Authormmbarton ID53700 Card Setmapsasmodels DescriptionHolt Chapter 2 Updated2010-12-06T17:33:40Z Show Answers