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  Britain.tv Wikipedia - Latitude
Latitude is an angular measurement in degrees (marked with °) ranging from 0° at the Equator to 90° at the poles (90° N for the North Pole or 90° S for the South Pole).
Lines of latitude other than the Equator are approximately small circles on the surface of the Earth; they are not geodesics since the shortest route between two points at the same latitude involves moving farther away from, then towards, the equator (see great circle).
Astronomical latitude is not to be confused with declination, the coordinate astronomers use to describe the locations of stars north/south of the celestial equator (see equatorial coordinates), nor with ecliptic latitude, the coordinate that astronomers use to describe the locations of stars north/south of the ecliptic (see ecliptic coordinates).
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 Latitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Latitude is an angular measurement ranging from 0° at the Equator to 90° at the poles (90º N or 90º S).
Lines of latitude other than the Equator are approximately small circles on the surface of the Earth; they are not geodesics since the shortest route between two points at the same latitude involves moving farther away from the equator.
In common usage "latitude" refers to geodetic or geographic latitude φ and is the angle between the equatorial plane and a line that is normal to the reference spheroid, which approximates the shape of the Earth to account for flattening of the poles and bulging of the equator.
www.abcworld.net /Latitude.html   (1654 words)

 Navis.gr - Latitude and Longitude
For example, the angle between a line drawn from New Orleans on the 30th line of latitude to the center of the Earth and a line drawn on the plane of the equator is 30 degrees (30°).
Lines of latitude north and south of the equator are numbered to 90 because the angular distance from the equator to each pole is one fourth of a circle, or one fourth of 360.
Lines of longitude are numbered east of the prime meridian from 0 to 180 east longitude and west from 0 to 180 west longitude.
www.navis.gr /marinav/latlong.htm   (2245 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.
Lines of longitude, called meridians, run perpendicular to lines of latitude, and all pass through both poles.
At a latitude of 45 degrees, a degree of longitude is approximately 49 miles.
www.nationalatlas.gov /articles/mapping/a_latlong.html   (779 words)

 Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math
The area calculation is complicated by the fact that the latitude and longitude line segments are actually curves on the Earth's surface and that the distance between points separated by X degrees of longitude varies according to the cosine of the latitude.
Lines of longitude are great circles, but lines of latitude are not (except for the equator).
A = 2*pi*R*h where R is the radius of the earth and h is the perpendicular distance from the plane containing the line of latitude to the pole.
mathforum.org /library/drmath/view/63767.html   (504 words)

 Earth Observation Magazine
A great circle on a sphere is a line created by the intersection of the surface of the sphere with a flat plane which passes through the center of the sphere.
Due to the ellipsoidal nature of the Earth, the curvature of its surface is greater at the equator at the poles and, therefore, the distance between lines of latitude actually increases slightly as one moves from the equator toward either pole.
At the equator, the distance between two lines of latitude is approximately 110,575 meters and increases to approximately 111,700 at the poles.
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 Latitude and Longitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Latitude is distance north or south of the Equator, and longitude is distance east or west of the prime meridian.
The latitude of the North Pole is 90° N, and that of the South Pole is 90° S. The latitude of every point in between must be some degree north or south, from 0° to 90°.
Lines of longitude, which meet at the Poles, are known as meridians.
www.geovista.psu.edu /grants/MapStatsKids/New_MSK/concepts_latlg.html   (296 words)

 Circle of latitude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note that the latitude of is equal to the axial tilt.
The circles of latitude are loxodromes, but, apart from the equator, they are not great circles, hence not the shortest distance between points, as opposed to what is suggested by maps that show them as straight lines.
The line originally chosen for the Mason-Dixon Line, but the line was moved several miles south to avoid bisecting the city of Philadelphia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Line_of_latitude   (632 words)

 Measuring and Plotting Lat/Lon Coordinates
Because the lines of latitude are parallel and evenly spaced, a degree of latitude represents a constant distance on the ground.
To measure the latitude of a point on the map, read the value from the ruler at the point, and add it to the latitude of the line at the zero end of the ruler.
Because the lines of longitude converge at the poles, a degree of longitude represents a varying distance on the ground, depending on the latitude.
www.maptools.com /UsingLatLon/plotting.html   (337 words)

 Galapagos Photos - explaining maps: longitude and latitude (equator)
Latitude tells how far north or south of the equator a place is, and longitude tells how far it is east or west of the Greenwich meridian.
They simply sailed along a line of latitude east or west to get most of the way to where they wanted ­ and then finished their journey by sailing directly north or south.
Where those lines crossed on their maps (known as 'charts' at sea) was their precise position on the surface of the earth.
www.junglephotos.com /galapagos/gmaps/modmaps/imagemap/longlat.html   (1284 words)

 Why Latitude notebooks?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Geography Glossary — FactMonster.com
Latitude is measured from 0° to 90° north and 0° to 90° south—90° north is the North Pole and 90° south is the South Pole.
Latitude and longitude coordinates also include cardinal directions: north or south of the equator for latitude, and east or west of the prime meridian for longitude.
It is a rectangular-shaped map in which all longitude and latitude lines are parallel and intersect at right angles (on a globe, meridians are not parallel, but grow narrower, eventually converging at the poles).
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0908193.html   (1079 words)

 Orange Globe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Latitude is measured in terms of degrees north and south from the Equator.
Lines of longitude run north to south along the surface of the Earth, dividing the globe into 360 equal slices.
Assuming that the stems of the orange are the North and South Poles, have the students draw a line representing the Equator (line of latitude) around the middle of the orange.
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 Latitude and Longitude --lesson plan #7
In this case, it is the line of latitude 49 degrees.
The latitude halfway between the equator and the North and South Poles is 45°, North or South.
The latitude is the angle between that radius and the plane of the equator--or else, 90° minus the angle between the radius and the axis of the Earth.
www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov /stargaze/Llatlong.htm   (1889 words)

 Latitude and Longitude Refresher
Each degree of latitude north of the Equator is equivalent to 69 miles, so the 36 degree line of latitude is about 2,500 miles (69 x 36 = 2,484) north of the Equator.
Latitude is defined in relationship to the poles and the equator.
The latitude of the North Pole is 90° north of the equator, while the South Pole is 90° south of the equator.
www.virginiaplaces.org /classschedule/4latlongrefresher.html   (711 words)

 Galapagos Islands Maps - about use of longitude and latitude in maps
A line of latitude or Line of Parallel is an imaginary line around the earth that runs parallel to the equator.
In the Galapagos Islands, the equator line passes through the northern part of Isabela, the biggest island in the archipelago.
A line of Longitude shows distance in degrees you are east or west from a special line that joins the north and South Pole.
www.junglephotos.com /galapagos/gmaps/aboutmaps/longlat.shtml   (401 words)

 WTMS Geography: Latitude_Longitude (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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.hsv.k12.al.us.cob-web.org:8888 /schools/middle/wtms/curric/sstudies/maps/lat_long.html   (293 words)

 The Lines on a Map — FactMonster.com
The DEW (distant early warning) line is a 3,000-mile line of radar stations north of the Arctic Circle.
The equator's latitude is 0° and the poles are 90° south and north.
A parallel line of latitude that is a quarter of the way from the equator to the North Pole.
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 Longitude and Latitude
The Equator (O degrees latitude) is defined as an imaginary circle around the Earth's surface that divides the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.
Lines of latitudes are parallel to each other and the Equator.
Latitude and longitude are angles measured in degrees, minutes and seconds, i.e.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/science_surfing/114951   (346 words)

 Exploring Longitude and Latitude
Lines of latitude are parallel to each outer.
Lines of longitude converge in the north and south pole and are not parallel.
Go over that the N10E longitude line refers to line A, N10E latitude would refer to line B, S10W longitude is line C, and S10W latitude is line D. The students should not try to plot points, which is an upper level skill.
www.msnucleus.org /membership/html/k-6/uc/geography/2/ucg2_2a.html   (760 words)

 Latitude 41 restaurant, at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel, Ohio
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On the line of Latitude 41 in Barcelona, Spain, Columbus landed with culinary treats from the New World.
In Latitude 41, Chef Max shares his need to always be close to the source.
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 Kinesthetic Lesson Plan - Learning about Latitude and Longitude - Learning Disabilities
Longitude stands for lines that are all the same length making circles around the globe, with every line going through both the north and south pole - the up and down lines.
Point out that the lines of longitude are closer together near the two poles and further apart when they cross the equator.
And, lines of latitude are evenly spaced, but of different lengths with the longest line of latitude at the equator.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art44563.asp   (455 words)

 Latitude & Longitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The equator is part of a system of east-west parallel lines called latitude and north-south lines called longitude, or meridians, which help define the position of any place on earth.
Latitude and longitude are especially important for sailors, who have no landmarks to locate their position on the open ocean.
When we say Quito is located at 0°13’ S latitude, we mean that it is 13 minutes south of the equator, which is zero latitude.
www.maryknoll.org /EDUCA/CORNER/ecuador/latlong.html   (338 words)

 Explanation of Latitude/Longitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In figure 1, two lines of longitude (meridians) are drawn from the North Pole to the equator.
The 30° angle at the pole towards the east is what makes the line of longitude 30°E. In figure 2, we have a great circle (the equator) and a small circle (the 45th parallel).
The 45th parallel (line of latitude) is so named because of the 45° central angle formed by the two radii shown in the drawing.
www.nvcc.edu /home/driley/thesphere/latitudelongitude.htm   (168 words)

 Bayliner - Lifestyle Articles
It is the method of portraying the land areas of the earth on a flat chart having a rectangular grid of latitudes and longitudes.
Rhumb lines are laid down as straight lines and specify locations by reference to rectangular coordinates.
Spread your dividers to the nearest line of latitude.
www.bayliner.com /articles.asp?chaid=59037   (1903 words)

 Kentucky: Secretary of State - Establishes Patent Series (1824)
An ACT for appropriating the vacant Land in the State of Tennessee, between Walker’s Line and the latitude of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes.
And the surveyor shall note at the end of each plat and certificate of survey, who were chaincarriers and marker, and shall write on the face of the warrant, executed in full, or to as many acres as the case may be, and sign his name thereto.
And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Governor of this Commonwealth, and he is hereby required to appoint some suitable surveyor to run and mark a line in the said latitude of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes, from the Tennessee river to the top of Cumberland mountain.
sos.ky.gov /land/reference/legislation/walkersline/establish.htm   (364 words)

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