Latitude and Longitude

# What is the distance between line North 24 degrees 09 minutes 21 seconds West and line North 20 degrees 09 minutes 21 seconds West?

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## Related Questions

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### How is the grid system of lines of latitude and longitude used on a globe?

Latitude (shown as a horizontal line) is the angular distance,
in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south of the
Equator. Lines of latitude are often referred to as parallels.
Longitude (shown as a vertical line) is the angular distance, in
degrees, minutes, and seconds, of a point east or west of the Prime
(Greenwich) Meridian. Lines of longitude are often referred to as
meridians.
Distance between Lines If you divide the circumference of the
earth (approximately 25,000 miles) by 360 degrees, the distance on
the earth's surface for each one degree of latitude or longitude is
just over 69 miles, or 111 km. Note: As you move north or south of
the equator, the distance between the lines of longitude gets
shorter until they actually meet at the poles. At 45 degrees N or S
of the equator, one degree of longitude is about 49 miles.
Minutes and Seconds For precision purposes, degrees of longitude
and latitude have been divided into minutes (') and seconds (").
There are 60 minutes in each degree. Each minute is divided into 60
seconds. Seconds can be further divided into tenths, hundredths, or
even thousandths.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry

### How do you convert degrees minutes seconds to Degrees minutes only?

Each degree is equal to 60 minutes, each minute is equal to 60
seconds; to convert seconds to minutes, divide the seconds by 60
and add to the minutes.
Ex. (Assume the asterisk (*) is a degree sign)
51* 43' 20"
51* + 43' + (20/60)'
51* + 43' + (1/3)'
Answer: 51* 43 (1/3)'
Hopefully this is answering the question you had. If you want to
convert Minutes and seconds into decimal degrees, use either
formula below:
((Seconds/60) + Minutes)/60 + Degrees
or
Degrees + (Minutes/60) + (seconds/3600)

###### Asked in Geography, Mapping and Cartography, Latitude and Longitude

### What are minutes in geography?

Earth location points are given in Degrees Longitude and Degrees
Latitude
Traditionally they are expressed in Degrees, minutes,
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1 degree = 60 minutes
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Conversion Example:
15 Degrees 25 minutes = 15 + 25/60 degrees
= 15.4167 degrees (decimal)
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###### Asked in Air Miles

### What is the distance from the Virgin Islands to Miami?

The distance between Torola in the US Virgin Islands and Miami,
Florida is 1118.53 statute miles.
I found this out by going to mapserver.mytopo.com, and searching
for the latitude and longitude of Miami and Tortola using their
free topographic map software.
Tortola is 18 degrees 25 minutes, 46 seconds North by 64 degrees
38 minutes 6 seconds West
Miami is 25 degrees, 50 minutes 2 seconds N by 80 degrees 10
minutes 40 seconds West
I then searched on Bing to find a calculator that will calculate
distances in latitude,longitude. I found this site
http://Jan.ucc.nau.edu/~cvm/latlongdist.HTML
I plugged in those coordinates and it gave me this result:
Distance between 18 25'46"n 64 38' 6"w and 25 50' 2"n 80 10'40"w
is
1118.5367 statute miles