2In the index, there are 2 types of entry Nigeria 51 B4 PageMost of Congo, Bit of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda. All of Kigali, Tanzania, Zambia, Burundi, MalawiD4
3Try these If Nigeria is B4 What is Zambia? Where is Sudan MOSTLY? A B C DTry theseIf Nigeria is B4What is Zambia?Where is Sudan MOSTLY?Egypt mostly?Name 2 countries in A55432
4What about places? In Nigeria, is Abuja In the index for page 51 it would beAbuja 50 B N 7 11EB4 tells you which squareThe remaining pieces of information tell you exactly where in B4 it is9 10N tells you the latitude7 11E tells you the longitude
7Lines Longitude lines run north and south. Latitude lines run east and west.The lines measure distances in degrees.LatitudeLongitude
8Where is 0 degree? Equator The equator is 0 degree latitude. It is an imaginary belt that runs halfway point between the North Pole and the South Pole.Equator
9PRIMEDANWhere is 0 degree?The prime meridian is 0 degrees longitude. This imaginary line runs through the United Kingdom, France, Spain, western Africa, and Antarctica.
10Just to be awkward …. While for graphs, the coordinates is along the corridor and up the stairsFor maps it is the other way roundy steps(x, y)x steps__0 E_0N_0N _0 E
11Like this It is on the 400N And it is on 1400E It is written as
12Starting on the LHS of the page … 12345678910(1) 40N 80W, (2)20S 60W, (3)80N 40W,(4)40S 20W, (5)20N 20E, (6)20S 20E, (7) 60N 40E, (8)40N 100E, 20N 120E, 20S 140EStarting on the LHS of the page …
13But what if the place is not on a line? What you have been measuring is degreesEach degrees (believe it or not) has 60 minutes in itTo get exact locations, you simply guess!!Lets look at one
14Your atlas says Paris is 48 52N 2 20E Not bad. And I didn’t cheat! Paris is between 400 and 500 NI would guess about 48 0 Nbetween 00 and 100 ESay 20 EYour atlas says Paris is 48 52N 2 20ENot bad. And I didn’t cheat!
15Where am I thinking of? 53N 13E? 40N 34E? 41N 4W? 60N 11E? 56N 38E? 20W 10W E 20E 30E 40E E60 N50 NBerlin, Ankara, Madrid, Oslo, Moscow, Reyjavik, Helsinki, Monte Carlo40 N
17Your MissionCrack the code to find out where the thieves are taking the loot.BriefingCrafty robbers broke into the Royal Geographical Society in London and stole armfuls of priceless maps. Finding them would be hopeless, except that they dropped a scrap of paper with some odd scribbles on it.At the top is a rhyme that seems to be an instruction from the thieves' boss:First letters from each place-name read. Spell out the town and come with speed.
18Your MissionBut the note doesn't mention any places! All you see are weird combinations of letters and numbers. Luckily, a sharp-eyed geographer peers over your shoulder and says, "Coordinates. How fascinating!" She refreshes your memory on latitude and longitude, those imaginary lines that help us locate places.The numbers, you realize, are the coordinates for cities all over the planet.(1) Find those places in an atlas or on a map.(2) As you find each place, write its name next to the coordinates.(3) Circle the first letter of each name.(4) Read the letters from top to bottom, and they should spell the name of a city. Now you know where to nab those cartographic crooks.
19This means that 36052’ is nearly 370 The thieves who broke into the Royal Geographical Society left behind this code. (As a bonus clue, we’ve added the number of letters in each city’s name.)This means that 36052’ is nearly 370
20Click on the page here and ….. Let’s do S Eis the atlas linkClick on the page here and …..
21Click on the page here and ….. Oceania36 52 S EClick on the page here and …..
22New Zealand S E8 letters – so we have a choice. Its close but which?Hint: the one your are after is usually in BOLD