biogeographic maps noun - maps that show the distribution of living organisms (i.e. where butterflies live)
cartographer (car·tog·ra·pher) noun - a person who makes maps

city planner noun - a person who draws up an organized arrangement (as in streets, parks, and business and residential areas) of a city

compass (com·pass) noun - a device for determining directions by means of a magnetic needle or group of needles turning freely on a pivot and pointing to the magnetic north

concentric (con·cen·tric) adjective - having a common center

contour lines (con·tour lines) noun - equal lines of elevation; topographic maps use contour lines to show height

database (da·ta·base) noun - a usually large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by a computer)

deposit (mineral resources) (de·pos·it) noun - pertaining to a resource that is found in the Earth (i.e. Gold deposits, oil deposits)

direction (di·rec·tion) - where something is going

geographer (ge·og·ra·pher) noun - someone who studies maps and its relationship to locations

geographic information system noun - commonly referred to as GIS, is a computerized system of maps with the ability to make maps that are useful such as areas where 10-12 years old live and plot the information on a map; very useful for scientific data collecting

geologic map noun - a map that shows the types of rocks that you see on the surface of the Earth; it also has tools to look at the angle at which the rocks go into the Earth

grid system noun - a way in which you can locate yourself on a map that is transferred to a location on Earth

latitude (lat·i·tude) noun - angular distance from some specified circle or plane of reference: as angular distance north or south from the earth's equator measured through 90 degrees; angular distance of a celestial body from the ecliptic

legend (leg·end) noun - a list that explains the symbols on a map or chart

longitude (lon·gi·tude) noun - angular distance measured on a great circle of reference from the intersection of the adopted zero meridian with this reference circle to the similar intersection of the meridian passing through the object; the arc or portion of the earth's equator intersected between the meridian of a given place and the prime meridian and expressed either in degrees or in time

map symbol noun - something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship pertaining to a map

map noun - a representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area, a representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it

meteorological (meteor·ological) - pertaining to weather

meteorologist (meteor·ologist) noun - a person who studies the weather and other subjects that help them understand weather occurrences

metropolitan (met·ro·pol·i·tan) noun - one who lives in a metropolis or displays metropolitan manners or customs

migration (mi·gra·tion) verb - pass usually periodically from one region or climate to another for feeding or breeding

monitor (mon·i·tor) noun - testing by different methods, like chemical or biological, to find changes in the test area

oceanographer (oceanographer) noun - a person who studies the oceans, can include but not limited to, biological, physical, chemical, and geological
physiographic (physio graphic) noun- of or relating to the physical surface of the earth, i.e. relief maps
rock formation noun - a group of rocks that are deposited under similar conditions and during a similar time frame
scale adjective - limited in scope or extent; modest: "a small_scale plan," created on a small scale: "a small_scale model of the new city hall; a small_scale national map."
topographic maps noun - maps that use contour maps to show elevation

tundra (tun·dra) a treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low_growing vegetation such as lichens, mosses, and stunted shrubs

urban (ur·ban) adjective - of, relating to, or located in a city; characteristic of the city or city life
zoologist (zoo·logist) noun - a person who studies living organisms, usually referring to animals