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  1. Geography Latitude and Longitude ByNickPignatore

  2. What is Geography? • Geography is the study of physical things and cultural things found on earth. • Geo means “Earth” • Graphy means “to write or describe”

  3. Five Themes of Geography • Location • Place • Movement • Human-Environment Interaction • Regions

  4. Latitude • A set of imaginary lines that circle the earth to help find locations • Lines run from east to west • Lines of latitude are also called parallels • Measured in degrees North and South of the Equator

  5. Longitude • A set of imaginary lines that circle the earth to help find locations • Lines run from north to south • Lines of longitude are also called meridians • Measured in degrees East and West of the Prime Meridian

  6. Similarities and Differences:Latitude and Longitude

  7. Special Lines • Equator • Prime Meridian • International Date Line • Tropic of Cancer • Tropic of Capricorn

  8. Lat./Long. Relationship Analogy

  9. Location • Absolute Location: Uses latitude and longitude to indicate a specific point on earth. Example: Lincoln, NE is at 45 deg. North, 110 deg. West • Relative Location: Tells where something is in relation to something else. Example: Salt Creek is near Lincoln

  10. If you can trace two lines… • …You can find ANY location on the globe! • Find the absolute location of New York City • What is the relative location of California? • What is at 40N,105W?

  11. Challenge: • Next to Pizza Hut is to Relative Location as Coordinates are to _________? • 45 degrees North is to 45 degrees South as 50 degrees West is to ________? Bonus!! What is this famous landmark and what are its coordinates?

  12. Review • Latitude runs east-west but is measured north-south. • Longitude runs north-south but is measured east-west. • The Equator and Prime Meridian are VITAL reference points. • What is the difference between absolute and relative location?