Latitude and Longitude

What goes first Longitude or Latitude?


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2017-04-20 12:03:56
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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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