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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.

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Where in the world are we

Where in the World Are We?


How can you find your location

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 and Longitude

  • Latitude: Imaginary lines that cross the surface of the Earth parallelto 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

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

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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