Latitude and Longitude. Finding Your Location on a Sphere. Coordinate Systems. When you are locating a point on a flat surface you can use Cartesian coordinates of x and y. The point 2, 3 is plotted on the graph. y-axis. x-axis. Coordinate Systems.
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Finding Your Location on a Sphere
PSC 121 Prince George’s Community College Barbara Gage
52°N or +52°
24°S or -24°
Note: There are 60 minutes in a degree and 60 seconds in a minute.