Where is It? Why is It There? Two Types of Location Absolute Relative
A specific place on the Earth’s surface Uses a grid system Latitude and longitude A global address Finding the EXACT location
Absolute Location Texas 36° N Latitude 106° W longitude Houston 29° 45' N Latitude 95° 21' W Longitude
Where a place is in relation to another place Uses directional words to describe › Cardinal and intermediate directions › Examples: near, next to, north of, south east of
Texas is bordered by Oklahoma on the north, Mexico on the south, Louisiana on the east and New Mexico on the west. The Gulf of Mexico forms the southeastern coast of Texas. Texas is one of the Southern States.