Intro To Geography Vocab

relative location

a description of where something is in relation to other things

absolute location

describes precise location of a place based on a fixed point on earth


each of a group of numbers used to indicate the position of a point, line, or plane.

latitude lines

geographical coordinates that are used to specify the north and south sides of the earth


something that is similar to another

longitude lines

imaginary lines that divide the earth


An imaginary line around the middle of a planet


a half of the earth, usually as divided into northern and southern halves by the equator


a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and the terrestrial poles

prime meridian

the earths zero longitude

international date line

defines the boundary between calendar dates