British Sign Language Glossaries of Curriculum Terms

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BSL Geography Glossary - Cartesian Coordinates System - definition

Definition: The Cartesian Coordinates System is a process for transferring data points on a sphere (e.g. the Earth) onto a 2D surface (e.g. a map). Once on a 2D map, grid reference numbers on x and y axes can be used to locate specific places or objects on the map.