How do you use longitude and latitude to locate exact locations on the earth?
This system of using longitude and latitude to find exact locations on the earth is called the geographic coordinate system.
Latitude is the angle from a point on the Earth's surface and the equatorial plane measured from the center of the sphere. Lines joining points of the same latitude are called parallels, which trace concentric circles on the surface of the Earth, parallel to the equator. The north pole is 90° N; the south pole is 90° S. The 0° parallel of latitude is designated the equator. The equator is the fundamental plane of all geographic coordinate systems. The equator divides the globe into Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Longitude is the angle east or west of a reference meridian between the two geographical poles to another meridian that passes through an arbitrary point. All meridians are halves of great circles and are not parallel. They converge at the north and south poles.
By combining these two angles, the horizontal position of any location on Earth can be specified.
The system of latitude and longitude coordinates was invented as a means of specifying locations on the earth. Every location on the earth has a unique set of latitude and longitude coordinates, and every possible pair of latitude/longitude numbers you can name is on the earth. Perhaps the best answer to the question is: "All of them."
There are used to locate places on the earth. Longitude measures in the East/West direction while Latitude measures in the North/South direction. Degrees of longitude and latitude are further broken down into minutes and seconds to be more specific on locations. Look at your own address on Mapquest.com, then look up a neighbor and you will get a better idea of how it works.
-- Latitude is the angle measured from the equator, with positive values going north and negative values going south. -- Longitude is the angle measured from the prime meridian (the longitude that runs through Greenwich, England), with positive values going east and negative values going west. -- Knowing these two angles, you can locate any point on Earth.
You're free to locate places on Earth any way you want to do it. But if you decide to use latitude and longitude, then you're guaranteed to be able to absolutely, positively, and precisely describe any location on earth, with two numbers and no further explanation. If you think that would be helpful, then go to it !
Every point on Earth has a latitude and a longitude, and no two points have the same set of numbers. So any point on Earth can be described, and navigated to, using its latitude and longitude. Exactly the way you describe and navigate to the right house for the first time, using the two pieces of information that make up its address ... the name of the street and the number on that street.
Any geographic point on the Earth can be identified by its latitude and longitude. However, locations underground may not be accessible at the same point above them on the surface. Any online map site should let you enter the latitude and longitude to see what is located there.Latitude is always first and on the side so you would find latitude then longitude is up and down then u would put your finger on the point…
The latitude and longitude are located on maps of the earth. You can find any point on a map of the earth using its latitude and longitude. For example, I found that the latitude and longitude of First Street and Main Street in downtown Los Angeles are 34.052187 latitude and -118.243425 longitude at the website below: http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html
Many maps are overprinted with a latitude-longitude grid; it's helpful to use such a map. Most aeronautical maps and marine navigation maps have such a grid pre-printed. Simply find a longitude line (the north-south lines) and go up or down to find your latitude; then follow one of the east-west latitude lines to locate your longitude. alternatively, Google Earth can display a map or satellite photos of any location based on lat/long.
Clever. That's a lot like asking "Where in my body am I ?" Since the system of latitude and longitude is a system invented for the purpose of describing locations on the surface of the earth, and is uniquely and exhaustively appropriate to that purpose, the complete answer consists of two parts: 1). The world is located at every imaginable and every possible latitude and longitude. 2). Every latitude and longitude is a location somewhere…
There is no longitude and latitude of the earth. There are imaginary lines of latitude and longitude on the eart. Maybe that's not what you are asking. If it isn't then latitude is across (a good way to remember it is latitude is fatitude). And longitude is up and down. Longitude and latitude are angles used to describe the location of places on Earth. So Earth has every latitude and every longitude somewhere on it…