Posted by jared on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 6:27pm.
what are latitude and longitude coordinates used for
geography - Damon, Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 6:29pm
Latitude is how many degrees you are above (north) or below(south) the equator.
Longitude is how many degrees you are east or west of Greenwich England
geography - Damon, Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 6:32pm
For example I am at about 42 degrees, 40 minutes North latitude
70 degrees, 40 minutes West longitude
(Lanes Cove, Gloucester, Massachusetts)
geography - Ms. Sue, Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 6:34pm
Latitude and longitude coordinates are used to find exact locations.
They are like house and apartment addresses -- but used where house or apartment addresses aren't applicable.
Check this map to find the exact coordinates of any place on earth.
geography - Damon, Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 6:34pm
It would take me quite a while to explain how to use a sextant and exact time to determine latitude and longitude but perhaps that is not part of the question?
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