# Using Latitude and Longitude.  Relative location: describing the location of a place in relation to another place.  Absolute location: exact location.

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Using Latitude and Longitude

 Relative location: describing the location of a place in relation to another place.  Absolute location: exact location of a place

A. circle the Earth B. north – south C. east – west D. create a grid – helps us find places

A. called parallels – run parallel to each other B. measure distances north and south of the equator 1.imaginary line - halfway btwn No. and So. Poles 2.0˚ latitude

C. distances measured in degrees 1.degrees are divided into minutes 2. 60 minutes are in a degree D. parallels north of the equator are labeled N E. south of the equator are labeled S

A. called meridians B. pass through the poles C. measure distances east and west of the prime meridian 1.runs through Greenwich, England 2.0˚longitude

D. meridians east of the pm are labeled E E. meridians west of the pm are labeled W

A. latitude: 0˚for equator to 90˚N or 90˚S for the poles B. longitude: 0˚for prime meridian to 180˚in the mid- Pacific Ocean C. using lat. and long., geographers can ID the exact (absolute) location of anything on Earth.

A. equator divides globe into Northern and Southern hemispheres (halves) B. the prime meridian and 180˚meridian divide the globe into the Eastern and Western hemispheres

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