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Latitude Longitude

Latitude Longitude Vocabulary Quiz

equator starting point for LATITUDE; runs around the center of the Earth from east to west
prime meridian starting point for LONGITUDE; runs north to south through Greenwich, England and Africa
coordinates numbers or letters used to pinpoint an absolute location
lines of latitude grid lines that run side to side and are parallel with the equator; look like ladder rungs (paralells)
lines of longitude grid lines that run up and down and measure east to west
relative location location of a place/object depending on what the object is next to
absolute location exact location; usually pinpointed by coordinates
hemisphere 1/2 sphere
degree unit of measurement used with latitude and longitude; represented by a small, circular symbol
grid horizontal/vertical lines on a map used to determine absolute location
globe spherical map of Earth
Created by: cmays