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Luke Opp

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Transcript of Location

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli

Relative-location of one place in relation to another
Absolute-exact spot or place
The absolute location of Rising Sun High School is 100 Tiger Dr, North East, MD 21901.
The coordinates for longitude and latitude are 39 degrees N 75 degrees W

Absolute Location
Relative location is more vague.
The relative location of RSHS is in Cecil County, which is in Maryland. Is it two minutes down the road from Calvert Manor. Its on the left of a major highway.
Relative Location
Pros and Cons

Pros of Relative Location
Easier to use
don't have to know exact streets or places
you don't have to be exactly right, just have a general idea
Cons of Relative Location
it is a general location
your unit of measure could be different than someone else's
it s vague and could lead to being mislead
Pros and Cons
Pros of Absolute location
it is precise and exact
no guessing or wondering about general directions
use of known units
Cons of Absolute Location
requires a lot of information
one wrong direction means the whole thing is off
During the 1960's the Soviet Union placed nuclear missiles on Cuba which is just 90 miles off of the coast of Florida. This is a prime example of how location matters. The USSR wouldn't be putting missiles in Antarctica if they wanted to harm us.
Global Impacts of Location
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