Are latitude and longitude lines curve or straight?
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The five major lines of latitude are the Arctic Circle, the Tropic of Cancer, the Equator, the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle. The 2 major lines of longitude are… the prime meridian and the international dateline. (MORE)
Longitude is the east-west (right/left) measurement on amap. It goes from 180 degrees west to 0 (through Greenwich, London, UK) then to 180 degrees East. 180 degrees West or… East is actually the same line - its in the middle of the Pacific ocean. There are thus 360 lines of integer Longitude. Latitude goes from the Equator - 0 degrees, North to the North Pole at 90 degrees north. Or south to the South Pole at 90 degrees south. There are thus 180 lines of integer latitude. Technically, you'd have to say that the number of possible lines is actually infinite. Since between any two lines you choose, no matter how close together they are, you can always fit a bunch more in between them. "How many lines on a globe ?" is a lot like asking "How many lengths on a ruler ?" (MORE)
Students of geography, and anyone else who needs to find their way around a map with more confidence, may benefit from a fuller understanding of latitude and longitude. The tw…o terms are more than just confusing geography words that sound similar. They are also more than just little black lines (MORE)
Often, you will find that you need to go somewhere or find something. The first step, of course, is to know where you are going. You will need some way to describe the locatio…n. There are a couple ways to identify where a place is. These include relative and absolute (MORE)
The world is a large place, full of many different physical locations, climates, and features. Without a system of measurement that accurately maps where a particular location… is, it would be incredibly difficult for people to reliably locate something on a map. Since the Earth is not flat, angular lines (MORE)
-- All meridians of longitude have the same length ... they all join the north and south poles. -- Each parallel of north latitude has the same length as the parallel at th…e equal south latitude, but no other one. (MORE)
Some of the people who regularly use latitude and longitude in their jobs are: geographers, cartographers, members of the Armed Services or military, geologists, aviators, tra…vel agents, historians and social studies teachers. (MORE)
The line latitude and longitude are there to help humans understand the differents between the north,south,east and west.
Every point on Earth has a latitude and a longitude. No two points have the same set of two numbers.
Lines of constant longitude are also called "meridians". Lines of constant latitude are also called "parallels".
A prime meridian is defined as a line of longitude at which the longitude is set to 0 degrees. A prime meridian, along with its opposite, which is called the 180th meridian, f…orm a great circle in 360 degree system. With international trade growing in the mid to late 1800s, (MORE)