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LOCATION To find where a place is

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  1. LOCATIONTo find where a place is • Absolute Location • The latitude and longitude of a place (global location) or a street address (local location). • Paris France is: 48o North Latitude and 2o East Longitude. • The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. • Relative Location • Location of a place relative to another place. • Described by landmarks, time, direction or distance from one place to another. • It is located 5 miles west from the Gateway Shopping Center. • Virginia is located south of Pennsylvania.

  2. Write this down: 575 North 7th Street. 5 blocks west of Citizen’s Bank Park. Philadelphia is 40° North, 75° West. It’s somewhere around the corner. St. Louis, Missouri is located in eastern Missouri along the Mississippi River. Absoluteor Relative Location?

  3. 575 North 7th Street. Absolute location 5 blocks west of Citizen’s Bank Park. Relative location Philadelphia is 40° North, 75° West. Absolute location It’s somewhere around the corner. Relative Location St. Louis in eastern Missouri along the Mississippi River. Relative Location Absoluteor Relative Location?

  4. LATITUDE • Measures north and south of the Equator. • Measured in units called degrees. • These parallel lines go east and west.

  5. When looking for the latitude of a place: 1-Find the place on a map, 2-Locate the Equator. 3-Determine if the place is north or south of the Equator. 4-Write down the coordinate. Latitude

  6. Example. Locate Houston, Texas on your map. Is it north or south of the Equator? At what degree is it? Locate Cape Town, South Africa on your map. Is it north or south of the Equator? At what degree is it? Latitude

  7. Example. Locate Houston, Texas on your map. Is it north or south of the Equator? At what degree is it? Houston, Texas: 30° N. Locate Cape Town, South Africa on your map. Is it north or south of the Equator? At what degree is it? Cape Town, South Africa: 34° S. Latitude

  8. Find the latitude • Baghdad, Iraq • Madrid, Spain • La Paz, Bolivia

  9. LONGITUDE • Measures east and west of the Prime Meridian. • Measured in units called degrees • These meridian lines go south and north.

  10. When looking for a location's longitude: 1-Find the place on a map. 2-Locate the Prime Meridian. 3-Determine if the place is east or west of the Prime Meridian. 4-Write down the coordinate. Longitude

  11. Example. Locate Houston, Texas on your map. Is it east or west of the Prime Meridian? Houston, Texas Locate Cape Town, South Africa on your map. Is it east or west of the Prime Meridian? Cape Town, South Africa Longitude

  12. Example. Locate Houston, Texas on your map. Is it east or west of the Prime Meridian? Houston, Texas: 95° W. Locate Cape Town, South Africa on your map. Is it east or west of the Prime Meridian? Cape Town, South Africa: 18° E. Longitude

  13. Find the latitude and longitude of: • Montreal, Quebec [Canada] • Rome, Italy • Cairo, Egypt • Buenos Aires, Argentina • Beijing, China

  14. Find the latitude and longitude of: • Montreal, Quebec [Canada] • 46°N, 73°W • Rome, Italy • 42°N, 13 E° • Cairo, Egypt • 30°N, 31E° • Buenos Aires, Argentina • 35°S 58°W • Beijing, China • 40°N, 116° E

  15. Finding a location when you only know the coordinates: • 14° N, 121° E ? • 1-Use a world map to determine the general location. • 2-Narrow down the location: • North/South of the Equator? • East/West of the Prime Meridian? • Which continent is it on or near? • 3-Find a map of that continent • 4-Locate 14° N, 121° E and determine where those lines intersect • 5-Name the location:

  16. Finding a location when you only know the coordinates: • 14° N, 121° E ? • 1-Use a world map to determine the general location. • 2-Narrow down the location: • North/South of the Equator? • East/West of the Prime Meridian? • Which continent is it on or near? • North of the Equator; East of the Prime Meridian; Near China [Asia] • 3-Find a map of that continentASIA • 4-Locate 14° N, 121° E and determine where those lines intersect • 5-Name the location:Manila, Philippines

  17. Find the following locations • 30° N, 98° W • 34° S, 71° W • 0°, 33° E

  18. ANSWERS • 30° N, 98° W Austin, Texas • 34° S, 71° W Santiago, Chile • 0°, 33° E Kampala, Uganda