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Copy of Latitude and Longitude

Learn how to locate any place on earth using latitude and longitude points.

Sonia Cabral

on 10 September 2015

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Transcript of Copy of Latitude and Longitude

Latitude & Longitude
You can locate any point on Earth by identifying its latitude and longitude.

Are imaginary lines, divide the Earth into sections, measured in degrees (°North, South)
The equator is an imaginary line that cuts the earth in half between the North and the South Poles- (O° latitude)
Lines are used as political boundaries
Latitude values increase as you travel North or South of the equator (up to 90°N or 90°S)

(You are measuring how far away a point is from the starting point -the Equator)
Lines of latitude are also called parallels.
Are imaginary lines, divide the Earth into sections, run up and down (measure ° East & West)
The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line that cuts the earth in half (O° longitude)
Lines are used for time zones
Longitude increases as you travel East or West of the Prime Meridian
The westernmost longitude and the easternmost longitude meet halfway around the globe at 180 degrees, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean at the International Date Line
Lines of longitude are also called meridians.
How can you find a place on earth using latitude and longitude? Latitude is always given first followed by longitude. Example:
4°N, 74°W
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90° S
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