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Latitude and Longitude

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Madison Zickefoose

on 9 September 2013

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Transcript of Latitude and Longitude

L
O
N
G
I
T
U
D
E
Finding Locations on Earth
To locate places on Earth, geographers use a system of
imaginary lines
that crisscross the globe. These are called
latitude
and
longitude
L A T I T U D E
Longitude
Latitude
latitude is "
flat
titude"
longitude is "
long
"
equator
These lines run
EAST
to
WEST
East
West
The Equator
divide the earth into
DEGREES
The letter
N
or
S
that follows the degree symbol tells you if the location is north or south of the equator.
N
S
equator
These lines run from the
North Pole
to the
South Pole
.
They also divide the Earth up into
DEGREES
E
W
Prime Meridian
The letter
E
or
W
that follows the degree symbol tells you if the location is East or West of the Prime Meridian
North Pole
South Pole
REVIEW:
Is the Equator a line of Latitude or a line of Longitude?
Is the Prime Meridian a line of Latitude or a line of Longitude?
What direction do latitude lines go?
What direction do longitude lines go? Where do they begin and end?
Latitude and Longitude lines divide the Earth up into ............................................?
0 degrees
0 degrees
The Prime
Meridian
PRACTICE:
What City?
10 S 50 w
61 N 10 E
30 N 30 E
20 N 75 E
40 S 176 E
70 N 40 W
39 N 21 E
40 N 5 E
An Address?
How can we pinpoint where something is on Earth?
coordinates?
What if it doesn't HAVE an address?
What if it is in the ocean?
How to Remember
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