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# Geography Basics: Globe Grid System & Map Projections

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### A conical projection is used to map large areas, such as continents.

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### Cylindrical projections are used to map small areas, such as cities.

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## Study Notes

### Earth's Globe Grid System

• The Earth's globe grid system is divided into hemispheres (northern, southern, eastern, and western)
• Latitude lines (also known as parallels) are imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator, measuring distance north or south of the equator
• Longitude lines (also known as meridians) are imaginary lines that run from the North Pole to the South Pole, measuring distance east or west of the prime meridian
• The equator is an imaginary line that runs around the middle of the Earth, dividing it into the northern and southern hemispheres
• The prime meridian is an imaginary line that runs through Greenwich, England, and is used as the reference point for measuring longitude

### Map Projections

• Cylindrical projections are a type of map projection that presents the curved surface of the Earth as a 2D grid
• Conical projections are a type of map projection that presents the curved surface of the Earth as a cone-shaped grid

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## Description

Test your understanding of the Earth's grid system, including hemispheres, longitude and latitude lines, and the equator. Also, learn about cylindrical and conical projections in map-making.

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