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Latitude first, Longitude next. Why? By convention, it's the IMO standard. There are no "landmarks" when out on the high seas, so a universally understandable method of reporting location is a must, for both those seeking help and those willing/able to provide help. Background: Beginning in 1958 a world-wide effort to simplify SAR operations on the high seas took effect. Called AMVER, it's a voluntary, computer-based, global position reporting system for ships that rescue center(s) might contact in an emergency. {The closest ship will be contacted and asked to help.} To avoid confusion, a standard was developed for all ships to report their specifics: Who, what, where, speed, course, medical personnel available, and more. Since SAR operations might be cnducted over land or on the seas, and might involve different military units as well as civilial resources (ALL available resources are contacted when the cry for help goes out) an army helicopter pilot needs clear/understandable communications with a Coast Guard vessel, Naval helicopter or a police department - and it's sometimes a situation where two or more countries using different languages might be involved. Having an agreed standard removes confusion. Check the Related Link and you'll see the form used for reporting. IMO = International Maritime Organization SAR = Search And Rescue AMVER = Automated Mutual assistance VEssel Reporting system. source:

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Q: What goes first Longitude or Latitude?
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Which goes first longitude or latitude?


What you latitude means?

there is latitude and longitude longitude goes up and down latitude goes left to right !! longitude goes verticle and latitude goes horizontal

Which way does latitude go and longitude?

latitude goes north to south. longitude goes west to east.

What directions does latitude and longitude run?

latitude goes sideways across the equator and the longitude goes down the equator

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Which comes first latitude or longitude?


What is the relative location of the state of Oregon in longitude and latitude?

First, with longitude and latitude, it's absolute location. And second, latitude- 45.15103. Longitude- 125.26613.

What is the relationship between lines of longitude and latitude?

latitude goes down the middle and longitude goes across cx

When naming latitude and longitude which comes first?


World map with latitude and longitude?

Longitude: Invisible line that goes vertical around the earth Latitude: Invisible line that goes horizontal around the earth

To find the coordinates do you look at the lines of latitude or longitude first?

It does not matter whether you look at the lines of latitude or longitude first. Usually coordinates are written latitude, then longitude. Good luck!

When given latitude and longitude coordinates which is given first?


In latitude and longitude which number comes first the greatest or the least?

I have seen them written both ways, with latitude first and with longitude first. But you can always tell, because if the direction is North or South, it is latitude. If the direction is east or west, it's longitude.

What are the differences between latitude and longitude?

Latitude is going north and south.Longitude goes east and west.

Where can you find latitude and longitude?

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:

Is latitude listed first in coordinates?

Yeahh. You always do latitude, then longitude. =)

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Do you put latitude lines or longitude lines first?

latitude lines

Is latitude the line that goes vertical or horizantal?

Latitude is Horizontal, parallel to the Equator. Longitude is East/West & goes from pole to pole.

Which comes first latitude or longitude when you write coordinates How can you remember?

Latitude comes first, as it does alphabetically.

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Is longitude or latitude 1st?

When giving a position it is usual to give latitude first.

What is the longitude and latitude of Olympia the site of the first Olympic games?

Latitude 37.63 degrees N, Longitude 21.63 degrees E.

What is the latitude and longitude of the country?

first of all what country and second you cant find the latitude and longitude of a country only cities and towns

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