# What are Lines of latitude and lines of longitude?

Latitude and longitude are angles. A pair of numbers comprising one of each describes the exact location of a point anywhere on the earth's surface. If you mark a point on… a globe or a map at every place that has the same longitude, the points form a line between the north and south poles. If you mark a point on a globe or map at every place that has the same latitude, the points form a circular line parallel to the equator. The lines don't measure anything, any more than the marks on a ruler do. Latitude and longitude are the angles on the Earth's surface, measured between zero-references and the location you're trying to find or describe. Some maps and globes have some latitudes and longitudes marked on them, to help you estimate the angles. Just like the marks on a ruler.

# What is the latitude and longitude of the Torres Straight?

9Â° 50â€˛ 0â€ł S, 142Â° 30â€˛ 0â€ł E

# Straight line that never curves?

yes their is it is called a paralel two straight lines never meet

# What is a straight line that intersects a curve?

A straight line that intersects a circle or curve at two points, but which has both end points outside the circle or curve is called a secant. A straight line that links …two points on a circle or curve is called a chord. A straight line which touches a circle or curve at one point is called a tangent. A straight line that cuts a circle or curve at one point is a straight line. * For moving diagrams see Related links below this box.

# What projection has parallel latitude lines and longitude lines are curved?

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# What kind of Map projection has with latitude straight longitude curved?

Many different types of projection are thus. Mercator's is definitely not thus.

# Why are longitude lines on a map curved?

Because Every single line of longitude has to meet at the north and south poles

# Why are the longitude lines on a map curve?

They don't always. The problem is that a map is an attempt to fit a representation of the Earth's surface, which is curved, onto a piece of paper, which is flat. There are… a variety of ways of doing this, that mapmaker call "projections." In some projections, longitude lines curve and latitude lines are straight; in others, both curve, in still others, both are straight, and in a polar azimuthal projection longitude lines are straight and the latitude lines curve. The projection chosen for a particular map depends on what the mapmaker feels is important. An azimuthal projection shows true direction from the central point to any other point, and might be chosen for, say, a pilot who wants to know the shortest route to some other location from where he is.

# What is on Lines of longitude and lines of latitude?

countries and states and water are on the lines of latitude and longitude.

# Why are there curved lines of latitude on an atlas?

The surface of the earth is the outside of a sphere, whereas the pages of an atlas are flat. Right there, you have the fundamental problem common to all maps ... how best to… represent a curved surface on a flat picture. The answer is: In order to select one characteristic to depict accurately, you have to distort most everything else.

# Why are longitudes and latitudes line are curve?

Because they are imagined to be drawn on the surface of the Earth, which has the shape of a sphere (a ball).

# Is a level line curved or straight?

A level line is based on altitude. Altitude is the distance from sea level. Sea level is curved to the shape of the earth so a level line must be curved.

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# Why are the longitude lines on the map are curved?

cuz the earth is curved

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# What is the lines of longitude and the lines of latitude?

Longitude lines run north to south of the Earth. Latitude lines run east to west of the Earth. (You can remember which is which by thinking of Santa Clause: LONGatude is u…p and down and FATatitude is across.)

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# What projection shows all lines of latitude and longitude as straight lines?

The Mercator projection does that.

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# Is a straight line a curve?

Technically yes; a curve with infinite radius. Technically yes; a curve with infinite radius. Technically yes; a curve with infinite radius. Technically yes; a curve with i…nfinite radius.

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# How do you draw a curve with straight lines?

While a curve is one continuous motion, you can create the illusion of a curve by using straight lines. In order to do this, draw a continuous pattern of short straight lines,… while changing the direction of each line slightly.