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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
    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.

  • 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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