Presentation on theme: "Use of Latitude and Longitude"— Presentation transcript:
1 Use of Latitude and Longitude Map and Globe SkillsUse of Latitude and Longitude
2 ObjectivesUse latitude and longitude to determine the exact locations of places on Earth.Collect, analyze, and interpret information from maps.Why it matters?People all over the world use the grid systems forms by lines of latitude and longitude to communicate information about locations. Ships and aircrafts use the system to describe their positions as do computers in many makes of cars.
3 VocabularyRelative location - the location of a place where it is compared to other places on earth.Absolute location - is the exact location of any place on Earth.Lines of latitude - the lines that run east and west.Also called parallels; lines are always the same distance from each other.They are measured in degrees north and south of the equator which is labeled zero degrees.
4 Lines of longitude- the lines that run north and south on a map or globe. Also called lines of meridians.each meridian runs from the North Pole to the South Pole.Meridians meet at the poles.The meridian marked zero degree is called the prime meridian.