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Where in the World Are We?
How can you find your location? Absolute location: exact spot on the planet where something resides Latitude and longitude Street address
Latitude and Longitude Latitude: Imaginary lines that cross the surface of the Earth parallel to the Equator, measuring how far north or south of the Equator a place is located. Longitude: Imaginary lines that cross the surface of the Earth, running from north to south, measuring how far east or west of the prime meridian a place is located. How can you remember which is which??? – Latitude is … “FLAT across” – Longitude is … “LONG down”
Relatively Speaking … What if you really don’t feel like determining your longitude and latitude? Relative location: A location of a place in relation to another place (i.e. south or downhill). Can be described in terms of landmarks, time, direction, or distance from another place
Relative location How would you describe the relative location of these two cities? Use any information on this map or any other information you know.
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