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Maps, using maps and map making

atlas

noun

a book of maps

A to Z

noun

a book of maps showing all the roads in a particular town

boundary

noun

something such as a line on a map that marks where one area of land ends and another begins

cartography

noun

the work of making maps

chart

noun

a map, especially one used for planning what direction a ship or aircraft will travel in

chart

verb

to make a map of an area

contour

noun

a line on a map joining points that are the same height above or below sea level. The lines are used for showing hills, mountains, and valleys.

coordinate

noun

one of a set of numbers that give the exact position of something on a map or graph

globe

noun

a round ball that has a map of the world on it

grid

noun

a pattern of straight lines that form squares on a map, which you use to find a particular place

grid reference

noun

a set of numbers and letters that shows a particular position on a map

isobar

noun

a line drawn on a weather map that connects places with the same air pressure

isotherm

noun

a line on a weather map that connects places where the temperature is the same

large-scale

adjective

a large-scale map or plan is one that is big enough to show a lot of details

map

noun

an image of an area that shows the positions of things such as countries, rivers, cities, and streets

map

verb

to make a map of an area

Mercator projection

noun

the traditional way of showing countries on a map, in which the shapes of the countries are accurate but not their sizes in relation to each other

meridian

noun

this line represented as a line on a map

navigate

verb

to choose a path so that a ship, plane, or car can go in a particular direction, especially by using maps or instruments

navigation

noun

the skill of choosing a path so that a ship, plane, or car can go in a particular direction, especially by using maps or instruments

ordnance survey map

noun

a very detailed official map of a part of the UK

orienteering

noun

a sport in which people try to find their way on foot across an area of countryside using a map and a compass (=a tool that shows direction)

OS

abbreviation

ordnance survey

plot

verb

to mark on a map the way that a ship or plane travels

point

noun

a position on a drawing or map

projection

noun

a method of making a map, or a map made by this method

R

abbreviation

River: used especially on maps

relief map

noun

a map that shows hills and mountains in a way that makes them easy to see

road map

noun

a map that shows all the main roads and motorways in a region or country

scale

noun

the relationship between the actual distance or size of something and how it is shown on a map or in a drawing or model

survey

noun

an examination of an area of land in order to make a map of it

survey

verb

to examine an area of land in order to make a map of it

surveyor

noun

someone whose job is to measure areas of land in order to make maps

topography

noun

the study of the features of land, for example hills, rivers, and roads, and the process of making maps

triangulation

noun

a method of finding out where you are using a map, a compass, and the positions of places that you know

uncharted

adjective

not shown on any map

cartographer

noun

topographical

adjective

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