Latitude & Longitude by a008Ty

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									Latitude & Longitude
               Location
   There are two ways to find location
    in geography:
                    Relative Location – the
                    location of one place in
                    relation to another



Absolute Location – the exact
position of a place on the
earth’s surface
            Grid System
Latitude – Lines that circle the
  earth parallel to the Equator
  and measure the distance
  north or south of the Equator
  in degrees

          Lat. - Ladder




                Lat. – Fat, belt=Equator
         Grid System
            Longitude – Lines that
             circle the earth from Pole
             to Pole. Measure
             distances east or west of
             the Prime Meridian.



Long Longitude – Each line is as
long as the others
                Grid System
Together, Latitude and Longitude form a grid system



   EVERY place on
    earth has an
    absolute
    location and can
    be found using
    Latitude and
    Longitude.
       Using Latitude & Longitude
     Just like a graph in
      math, first find your   Prime Meridian
      Axis. (0°, 0°)



Equator
              Finding Latitude
   Move North or South on the Prime Meridian
    (0°) until you reach the correct line of latitude.




                                       Example: 30° N
             Finding Longitude
   After you’ve found the line of latitude, move
    east or west until you reach the line of
    longitude




                              Example: 30°N, 90°E
     Results!



            China!
   You’ve now reached your final destination.
    What country is located at 30°N, 90°E?
    Practice
   What country is located at the
    following coordinates:   60°N, 60°E




           Russia!
    Practice
   What sea is located at the following
    coordinates:      60°N, 60°W




Labrador Sea
    Practice



                                   Fiji

   Which Island Nation is found at the
    following coordinates:    19°S, 175°E
Practice      Which City is located at the
               following coordinates:


                      15°N, 91°W




Guatemala City
       Practice ON YOUR OWN
1.   Country - 35°N, 31°E    Cyprus
2.   Country - 2°N, 104°E      Singapore
3.   Mountain Range – 23.5°N, Sierra Madre Occidental
     105°W
4.   Sea - 20°N, 39°E            Red Sea
5.   Peninsula - 67°N, 35°E   Kola Peninsula
6.   Lake - 53°N,109°E             Lake Baikal
7.   Mountain - 43°S, 171°E   Mt. Cook
8.   City – 44.4°N, 103.5°W

                             Sturgis, SD
                Reverse L & L
    Please tell me the Latitude and
     Longitude of the following places:

1.Australia
2.Saudi Arabia
3.Madrid, Spain
4.Mt. Kilimanjaro
5.Strait of Magellan (Chile/Argentina)
6.Mississippi River Delta



     Any volunteers to show the class on the
     map how they found their L & L?

								
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