Type
Crossword
Description

The distance (in degrees) that measures east or west of the prime meridian. LONGITUDE
The distance (in degrees) that measures north or south of the equator. LATITUDE
Maps that are drawn in _______ are drawn as if you're looking down on the area from above Earth's surface. MAPVIEW
___________ is the verticle view of a drawing. PROFILEVIEW
A _________ shows all the symbols used in a map and what the symbols mean. MAPLEGEND
A map that refers to the shape of a surface, including the position of it's features and elevation TOPOGRAPHICMAP
____________ are lines on maps that put together the points of equal elevation. CONTOURLINES
A map that represents the geology of an area is called a ______________. GEOLOGICALMAPS
A three demensional volume of a certain kind of rock of a given range is called a ___________________. GEOLOGICALFORMATION
A _______ is where two rock formations accur next to each other. CONTACT

Topography Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Variation or change in the elevation of land terrain relief
physical features of land terrain
shape of the Earth's surface and the way its physical features are arranged, especially their positions and elevations. topography
physical features of the Earth's surface found in a given region landscape
height above sea level elevation
a landform that rises more than 600 meteres (2,000 feet) above its surrounding landscape with steep slopes and a peak mountain
group of mountains that were formed in the same way at the same time mountain range
more than mountain range in a given area mountain system
a group of mountain ranges and systems mountain belt
an extensive, raised, flat-surfaced area that has slopes or cliffs on one or more sides. They rise 600-1500 meters above sea level, extending for many miles with little relief plateau
a large, table-like landform that is the result of plateau erosion mesa
a table-like landform like a mesa, but smaller and also a result of erosion butte
areas of extensive flat landthat do not rise far above sea level plains
areas of flat land along sea coaststhat are low in elevation coastal plains
areas of flat land that are found inland and are usually higher in elevation than coastal plains interior plains
people who make maps cartographers
maps that show the topography of the land, using contour lines topographic maps
markings on topographic maps that show elevation, steep slopes, and lines that are farther apart to show less steep areas contour lines

Mapping Earth's Surface Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The shape of the land that includes the area's elevation, relief, and landforms. topography
The height above sea level of a point on Earth's surface. elevation
The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area. relief
A flat model of all or part of Earth's surface as seen from above. map
Relates distance on a map to a distance on Earth's surface . scale
Used by mapmakers and can be shapes or pictures to stand for features on Earth's surface; can stand for a physical feature or a man-made feature. symbols
Is 1/360 of a way around a circle, unit that helps scientists locate positions on Earth's surface. degree
An imaginary line between the North and South Poles dividing the Earth into Northern and Southern hemispheres. equator
Imaginary line connecting North and South poles dividing Earth into Western and Eastern hemispheres. prime meridian
Process where mapmakers determine distances and elevations using instrument and the princples of geometry. surveying
Represent elevation, relief and slope and connect points of equal elevation. contour lines
Pictures of the Earth's surface made up of thousands of tiny dots called pixels. satellite images
A feature of topography, such as a hill or valley, formed by the processes that shape Earth's surface. landform
A landform that has high elevation and a more or less level surface. Plateau

World Geography Review #1 Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Answers the question, "What is it like there?" - Includes physical and human characteristics place
A ___________ is a group of places united by one or more common characteristics. region
Answers the question, "Where is it?" - absolute or relative location
One theme is geography is the continual _________ of people, ideas, and goods. movement
The study of geography includes looking at human/environment ________, or how and why people chnage their surroundings. interaction
A computer geographic program used in our modern society. GIS
A model of the earth and shows the earth's shape, lands, distances, and directions. globe
Imaginary lines that divide the earth in half Hemispheres
Parallel lines that circle the earth and measure distance in degrees north and south of the Equator. Latitude
Meridian lines the measure distance in degrees east or west of the Prime Meridian. longitude
Mapmakers use various ways, or _____________, of showing the earth on a flat piece of paper. projections
The map ____ explains the lines, symbols, and colors used on a map. key
A symbol on the map that tells you cardinal directions is called a ______ rose. compass
A measuring line called a ________ bar, helps you determine distance on a map. scale
A _____________ map shows the names and boundaries of countries and often identfiy major physical features. political
A __________ map shows landforms and water features. physical
A __________ map shows how flat or rugged the land surface is. relief
A __________ map shows elevation. contour
A _____ graph used wide lines to compare data visually. bar
A ________ graph is a useful tool for showing change over time. line
A _________ graph is used when you want to show the how the whole of something is divided into parts. circle
This is used as a way of summarizing and presenting information visually. graph
___________ use rows of small pictures or symbols - each picture or symbol representing an amount. pictographs
A _____________ combines a line graph and a bar graph. climograph
_____________ are drawings that show steps in a process. diagram
Area of land drained by a given river and its branches basin
Flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth. delta
A narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas. isthmus
Body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water. peninsula

Chapter 2: Mapping Earth's Surface Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

plain that lies along a seacoast; low elevation, low relief coastal plain
change in elevation from one contour line to another contour intervals
represent elevation, relief, and slope, and connect points of equal elevation contour lines
1/360 of a way around a circle degree
the height above sea level of a point on Earth's surface elevation
an imaginary line that separates the Earth into northern and southern hemispheres equator
a method of finding latitude, longitude, and elevation of points on Earth's surface by using a network of satellites gps
a sphere that represents Earth's entire surface globe
darker lines that are labeled with the elevation above sea level in round units index contours
plain that lies away from the coast; low relief, elevation varies interior plain
a feature of topography, such as a hill or valley, formed by the processes that shape Earth's surface landform
flat lines that measure distance in degrees north or south of the equator latitude
vertical lines that measure distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian longitude
a flat model of all or part of Earth's surface as seen from above map
lines straight, land near poles is distorted and made to appear larger mercator projection
a landform with high elevation and high relief mountain
a landform made up of nearly flat or gently folling land with low relief plain
a landform that has high elevation and a more or less level surface plateau
the difference in elevation between the highest and lowest points of an area relief
relates distance on a map to a distance on Earth's surface scale
process where mapmakers determine distance and elevation using intruments and the principals of geometry sureveying
used by mapmakers and can be shapes or pictures to stand for features on Earth's surface symbols

Landforms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a photograph of the earth's surface taken from an airplane or spacecraft flying above the earth. aerial photograph
a fan-shape landform deposited at the end of a steep canyon where the slop becomes flatter;fans are usually found in arid regions,like death valley. alluvial fan
a ruler line on a topographic map that shows the scale. bar scale
the bottom of a moutain base
A low area in which the sediments are often deposited. basin
a surveyor's marker usually placed permanently in the ground at a known position and elevation. benchmark
the limit or borer of an area or region. boundary
a v-shape valley cut by a river or stream canyon
a person who makes maps cartographer
the course a stream follows; the deepest part of the river,stream,or harbor channel
an instrument for determining directions by means of a magnetic needle swing freely, pointing to magnetic north compass
a construction of wall across a river that holds the water flowing thought the river,creating a reservoir or lake dam
the solid,rocky outer shell of the earth crust
a line on o topographic map that connects points of equal elevation. contour line
the distance in elevation between contour lines contour interval
a fan-shape (triangular) deposit of earth materials at a mouth of a stream delta
the process by which eroded earth materials settle out in another place deposition
the breakdown and removal of soil and rock by water ,wind or other forces. erosion
vertical distance or height elevation
a community of living things, all the nonliving things that surround it, and the relationship between them ecosystem
a system of rivers and streams that drains an area like the colorado plateau drainage basin

Geography Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Description of the formations of the earth, mountains, valleys, rivers, and lakes Physical Geography
Description of the boundaries of states & regions, the location of cities & towns, and other aspects of human society that have to do with geography Political Geograhpy
A map that shows a specific topic theme or spacial distribution of an activity Thematic Map
Imaginary lines that run east to west around the globe and measure distance north and south of the equator Latitude
Imaginary lines that run north to south around the globe and measure distance east and west of the prime meridian Longitude
The exact position of a place on earth often stated in latitude and longitude Absolute Location
A location of a place in relation to another place Relative Location
The imaginary circle around the earth, halfway between the north and south poles. Equator
It points which way is north, south, east, west, and some intermediate directions on the map. Compass Rose
A small table accompanying the map that explains the symbols that are used on the map. Legend
The ratio between the distance between two points found on the map as compared to the actual distance between these points in the real world. Map-Scale
The line that passes through Greenwich, England. (0 degrees longitude) Prime Meridian

Maps Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A representational drawing of a location Map
A map of earth that models its shape, and the locations and relative sizes of oceans and continents Globe
an imaginary line around Earth's middle; lies between the north and south poles. Equator
East-west lines that are north or south of the equator latitude
north-south lines that are east or west of the prime meridian longitude
2 words: 0 degrees longitude primemeridian
2 words: an imaginary longitude line located at 180 degrees from the prime meridian Internationaldateline
a special area on a map that lists and explains the symbols that are used legend
the distance between a high and low place on a map relief
the height of an object measured from a reference level such as sea level elevation
2 words: the average level of the ocean sealevel
a map that uses contour lines to show elevation topographic
a measure of how steep land is slope

Geography Unit 1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Imaginary Line that runs North and South, but measures East and West Longitude
Imaginary line that runs East and West, but measures North and South Latitude
The exact position of a place on the earth's surface. Absolute Location
A location of a place in relation to another place. (New Jersey is south of New York). Relative Location
What is it like there? Can be expressed by its Physical and Human Characteristics. Place
Areas of the earth with shared characteristics, such as physical, human, or cultural. Region
The ways and reasons people, products, & ideas move from one place to another. Movement
The changes people make in their environment both for positive and negative. Human-Environment Interaction
An imaginary circle around the middle of the earth, located at 0 degrees latitude. Equator
The line that is located at 0° longitude. Prime Meridian
90 degrees South of the Equator South Pole
90 degrees North of the Equator North Pole
The line that tells the subject of the map. Title
Explains the lines, symbols, and colors used on a map. Key
Compares a distance on a map with a distance in the real world. Scale
A graphic/symbol on a map showing cardinal and intermediate directions. Compass Rose
The natural characteristic of the earth's surface (river, mountain, lake, forest). Physical features
Theme that tells where something is. (Relative or Absolute) Location
The study of the earth in all its variety. Geography
The way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs. Culture

Earth's changes Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The dropping, or releasing, of sediments that have been moved from one place to another. Deposition
A force that breaks down something Destructive
Topographic maps show the shapes of _____ features and how high they are above sea level. Surface
A type of weathering that is a breakdown of rocks by changing its composition. chemical
A type of weathering where Ice, moving air, and water breaks down large rocks into smaller pieces of rocks, called sediment. Mechanical
A type of landform that is a tall sloped raised area on the Earth’s crust Mountains
A type of force that builds up the land. Constructive
Type of erosion responsible for the creation and destruction of sand dunes wind
By studying contour lines, you can learn the _____ and steepness of the land. shape
The carrying away of sediments by moving water, wind, or moving ice Erosion

Longitude & Latitude Worksheet Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the center line of latitude called? Equator
Lines of Latitude are also known as what? Parallels
The center line of Longitude is known as what? Prime Meridian
Lines of Longitude are also known as what? Meridians
Exact coordinates give you what location? Absolute Location
Where do all lines of longitude meet? Poles
The Equator seperates the globe into two ____________. Hemispheres
The United States is located in the ____________________ hemisphere according to latitude. Northern
Antarctica is located in the ______________ hemisphere according to latitude? southern
Latitude and longitude are measured in: degrees
Imaginary lines that divide the Earth latitudeandlongitude
This marks the location of the equator on Earth: 0 degrees
How many degrees are there in one hemisphere? ninety