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SS Statement FOUR

Absolute Location

TermDefinition
absolute location the exact position of a place on Earth; usually expressed by a grid (latitude and longitude)
geographic coordinates a set of numbers that determines the location of a point on Earth, expressed in latitude and longitude degrees
equator line of latitude that stretches around the middle of the Earth; zero degrees latitude; divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres
latitude imaginary horizontal lines (circles) that run around the Earth; they are used to measure the distance of a place north or south of the equator
parallels what latitude lines are sometimes called since they run parallel (equal distances between points) to each other
longitude imaginary lines (half circles) that run north and south on a map or globe from the geographic north pole to the south pole; they measure the distance East or West of the Prime Meridian
Prime Meridian zero degrees longitude; divides the world into the eastern and western hemispheres
Degrees and Minutes units of measurement used to express latitude and longitude
meridians what longitude lines are sometimes called