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# Topic: Latitude and Longitude

 Find Latitude and Longitude Latitude and Longitude are the two angles measured in degrees and denoted by symbols, which are used to find the exact location of a place. The lines of latitude are marked on the globe of the Earth as circles of different sizes whereas, lines of longitude extend from pole to pole. Longitudes are measured from zero to 180° east and 180° west. www.mapsofworld.com /lat_long   (117 words)

 Latitude and Longitude Latitude and longitude are imaginary lines traced on the surface of the earth for the purpose of locating a specific place. Measure of latitude starts at the equator and is measured as 90 degrees north to the North Pole and 90 degrees south to the South Pole. The measurement of longitude was to remain inexact until the invention of the telescope and the accurate clock, almost two thousand years later. www.broward.org /library/bienes/lii14010.htm   (660 words)

 Latitude and Longitude Latitude values indicate the angular distance between the Equator and points north or south of it on the surface of the Earth. Longitude values are indicate the angular distance between the Prime Meridian and points east or west of it on the surface of the Earth. At a latitude of 45 degrees, a degree of longitude is approximately 49 miles. nationalatlas.gov /articles/mapping/a_latlong.html   (779 words)

 latlong Latitude and longitude are imaginary lines that help us label every place on the surface of the earth. Latitude goes from 0 degrees (the equator) to 90 degrees (the north or south pole) and is either north or south of the equator. Longitude goes from 0 degrees (the Prime Meridian) to 180 degrees (the international date line) and is east or west of the Prime Meridian. www.arcticice.org /latlong.htm   (386 words)

 Latitude and Longitude The longest is the equator, whose latitude is zero, while at the poles--at latitudes 90° north and 90° south (or -90°) the circles shrink to a point. Longitudes are measured from zero to 180° east and 180° west (or -180°), and both 180-degree longitudes share the same line, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Similarly, where on Earth latitude goes from 90° north to 90° south (or -90°), astronomers prefer the co-latitude, the angle from the polar axis,equal to 0° at the north pole, 90° on the equator, and 180° at the south pole. www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov /stargaze/Slatlong.htm   (1819 words)

 What is Latitude and Longitude?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19) Latitude and Longitude are spherical coordinates on the surface of the earth. Latitude is measured North or South of the Equator, resulting in a range of -90 (S pole) to +90 (N pole) degrees. Although a degree of latitude or longitude is about the same at the equator (60 nautical miles), this is not true as one approaches the poles, where a degree of longitude eventually becomes infinitesimally small. www.ed.arizona.edu /ward/Latitude/lat-explain.html   (375 words)

 HMS Endurance Tracking Project The equator is at 0 degrees latitude and it stretches the diameter of the earth. Latitude lines are imaginary lines that are marked every twenty degrees north and south of the equator. The latitude of an area is one factor in the kind of climate the area might have. www.visitandlearn.co.uk /factfiles06/latitudeandlongitude.asp   (253 words)

 What is latitude and longitude? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: latitude, longitude Latitudes of +90 and -90 degrees correspond to the north and south geographic poles on the earth, respectively. The longitude of a point P on the surface is defined as the angle that the plane containing the meridian passing through P subtends with respect to the plane containing the prime meridian. Latitude and longitude coordinates on the earth are sometimes extended into space to form a set of celestial coordinates. whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci828937,00.html   (414 words)

 map of latitude longitude lines absolute relative locations explanations Latitude (shown as a horizontal line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south of the Equator. Longitude (shown as a vertical line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds, of a point east or west of the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian. Enter a latitude and longitude and find what's at that intersection, or (location) on the planet HERE This is a worldwide project and you can read more about. www.worldatlas.com /aatlas/imageg.htm   (571 words)

 Latitude and Longitude But it wasn't until the middle ages that the latitude and longitude system was developed and implemented. Latitude lines are also known as parallels since they are parallel and are an equal distant from each other. Each degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles (111 km) apart; there is a variation due to the fact that the earth is not a perfect sphere but an oblate ellipsoid (slightly egg-shaped). www.sarasota.k12.fl.us /cyesis/webinstruction/latitude_longitude/latitude_longitude.htm   (714 words)

 Latitude and Longitude latitude longitude global database lists Latitude, which gives the location of a place north or south of the equator, is expressed by angular measurements ranging from 0° at the equator to 90° at the poles. Longitude, the location of a place east or west of a north-south line called the prime meridian, is measured in angles ranging from 0° at the prime meridian to 180° at the International Date Line. Degrees of latitude are equally spaced, but the slight flattening at the poles causes the length of a degree of latitude to vary from 110.57 km (68.70 mi) at the equator to 111.70 km (69.41 mi) at the poles. www.meridianworlddata.com /Latitude-longitude.asp?source=findwhat   (278 words)

 map of latitude longitude lines absolute relative locations explanations Latitude (shown as a horizontal line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south of the Equator. Longitude (shown as a vertical line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds, of a point east or west of the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian. Enter a latitude and longitude and find what's at that intersection, or (location) on the planet HERE This is a worldwide project and you can read more about. worldatlas.com /aatlas/imageg.htm   (571 words)

 GeoSystems: Latitude and Longitude Latitude and longitude form a geographical coordinate system used for locating places on the surface of the earth. Latitude is the angular measurement of a place expressed in degrees north or south of the equator. Longitude is the angular measurement of a place east or west of the prime meridian. www-personal.umich.edu /~sarhaus/tigdd27.html   (399 words)

 Latitude and Longitude Latitude lines are also known as parallels since they are parallel and are an equal distant from each other. Each degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles (111 km) apart; there is a variation due to the fact that the earth is not a perfect sphere but an oblate ellipsoid (slightly egg-shaped). Northern latitudes should be written as positive numbers and southern latitudes should be written as negative numbers. www.cyesis.org /webinstruction/latitude_longitude/latitude_longitude.htm   (714 words)

 Longitude & Latitude The equator is at 0 degrees latitude and is stretches the diameter of the earth. Latitude lines are imaginary lines that are marked every twenty degrees north and south of the equator. The latitude of an area is one factor in the kind of climate the area might have. www.mcwdn.org /MAPS&GLOBES/Latitude.html   (279 words)

 About Latitude and Longitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19) Latitude is measured from the equator, with positive values going north and negative values going south. Longitude is measured from the Prime Meridian (which is the longitude that runs through Greenwich, England), with positive values going east and negative values going west. The latitude and longitude are input in degrees, so you might need to convert to degrees from degrees:minutes:seconds. jwocky.gsfc.nasa.gov /teacher/latlon.html   (138 words)

 Navigation Using Latitude and Longitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19) At the equator the latitude is 0°, halfway to the pole it is 45°, and at the poles it is 90° Longitude is the number of degrees east or west of the prime meridian (0°) which passes through Greenwich, England. To the left is a map of the East Pacific ocean between Hawaii and the southwestern U.S. with latitude and longitude marked on its edges. www.punaridge.org /doc/factoids/Navigation/Default.htm   (330 words)

 Latitude & Longitude - Look Up Latitude and Longitude - Look Up Look-up Latitude and Longitude - USA This table gives the latitude and longitude of various major cities in the United States. The first column gives the latitude in degrees and minutes. www.bcca.org /misc/qiblih/latlong_us.html   (47 words)

 Mr. Dowling's Longitude and Latitude The line at zero degrees longitude is called the prime meridian. Meridians are counted east and west from the prime meridian, which is numbered zero degrees longitude. West Palm Beach, Florida is 80 degrees west of the prime meridian and 27 degrees north of the equator. www.mrdowling.com /601-grid.html   (311 words)

 Latitude and Longitude During the course of the semester I'll often be talking about different parts of Earth by refer­ring to their latitude, because the latitude of a particular region is largely responsible for determining its climate. Another way to think of latitude is merely as the angular distance of a given point from the equator, either north or south. north latitude that same degree of longitude is closer to 30 nautical miles, because the meridians or longitude lines are converging. core.ecu.edu /geology/woods/LatLong.htm   (947 words)

 Latitude/Longitude Latitude and longitude lines form a grid that covers the entire Earth and that allows the description of any location on the Earth as a unique set of angular coordinates. Latitude lines run east-west around the Earth, are equally spaced, and indicate degrees north or south of the Equator. The Equator is 0 degrees latitude, the North Pole is at a latitude of 90 degrees north, and the South Pole is at a latitude of 90 degrees south. www.nationalatlas.gov /mld/grid00l.html   (206 words)

 Worldworx Travel - Global Information - Latitude and Longitude Latitude and longitude were devised by the Babylonian empire. The horizontal lines that encircle the globe are referred to as lines of latitude or parallels, because they run parallel in direction to the Equator. The lines that run from the North Pole to the south are known as lines of longitude or meridians, as they run parallel to the Meridian time zone at Greenwich in the United Kingdom. www.worldworx.tv /global-information/latitude-longitude/index.htm   (297 words)

 Basic Geography: Latitude and Longitude Longitude is lines that run north and south that measure east or west. The Prime Meridian, in Greenwich, England, is at 0 degrees longitude. Latitude lines run east and west and measure north or south. www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/geography/latitudelongitude.htm   (369 words)

 The Sundial Primer - Latitude and Longitude Longitudes west are positive and east are negative. Knowing the longitude, the sundial design can be adjusted to indicate "zonal solar time" or the correction can be manually applied by adding or subtracting from the "local apparent time". Latitude error is more difficult to illustrate but the following table is a list of the hour angles, in degrees, for a horizontal sundial calculated at 50°, 50° 1' and 51° latitude. www.mysundial.ca /tsp/lat_long.html   (484 words)

 GPS Latitude and Longitude Converter The longest (largest in diameter) is the equator, whose latitude is zero, while at the poles, at latitudes 90° north and 90° south (or -90°), the circles shrink to a point. Longitude is measured from the Prime Meridian (which is the longitude that runs through Greenwich, England), with positive values going east (0 to 180) and negative values going west (0 to -180). There are 360 degrees in a complete circle or sphere but in all longitude and latitude measurements, the total of the degrees is expressed as 2 halves of 180 degrees each. www.csgnetwork.com /gpscoordconv.html   (705 words)

 Longitude and Latitude The sun is over the Equator [0º latitude] on about March 21 and September 21 and on these dates days and nights are of equal length (the Vernal Equinox and Autumnal Equinox). Degrees of latitude are 60 nautical miles [69 statute miles] apart. Oº longitude, the Prime or Greenwich meridian, passes through Greenwich, England; the 180º meridian, or the International Date Line is at the opposite side of the earth in the Pacific Ocean. members.tripod.com /PolarFlight/longitude.htm   (399 words)

 Latitude and Longitude (Meridians and Parallels)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19) Meridians of longitude are drawn from the North Pole to the South Pole and are at right angles to the Equator. longitude and is about 1,300 miles from the geographic or true north pole, as indicated in figure 8-6. If the Earth were uniformly magnetized, the compass needle would point toward the magnetic pole, in which case the variation between true north (as shown by the geographical meridians) and magnetic north (as shown by the magnetic meridians) could be measured at any intersection of the meridians. avstop.com /AC/8-2.html   (2062 words)

 GM - GMability Education 9-12: Technology - Latitude and Longitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19) Latitude and longitude lines do not stop where the land stops, like a street. So, to give a satellite your address, you would tell it where you are on the Earth’s imaginary latitude and longitude grid. By combining longitude and latitude measurements, any location on earth can be determined. www.gm.com /company/gmability/edu_k-12/9-12/technology/latitude_longitude.html   (348 words)

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