# geography

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what are latitude and longitude coordinates used for

• geography -

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 -

For example I am at about 42 degrees, 40 minutes North latitude
and
70 degrees, 40 minutes West longitude

(Lanes Cove, Gloucester, Massachusetts)

• geography -

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.

http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html

• geography -

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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