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Latitude and Longitude

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Finding absolute locations on a map can range from easy (Mercator projections) to difficult (Robinson projections) to aggravating (Conic projections). Mercator lines look exactly like a sheet of grid paper in math, making it easier to locate precisely where the lines of latitude and longitude intersect. On a Robinson projection, latitude is exactly the same as it is on a Mercator map. Unfortunately, lines of longitude curve away from the Prime Meridian on a Robinson. Finally, lines of latitude and longitude are very challenging to read on a conic projection. Check out this video for an overview of latitude and longitude. Your notes are due tomorrow.

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