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Longitude and Latitude - Where are we?

 

WHERE ARE WE?

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Definition: Key Geography Vocabulary : ATLAS

An atlas is a collection of maps; it is typically a bundle of maps of Earth or a region of Earth. ... In addition to presenting geographic features and political boundaries, many atlases often feature geopolitical, social, religious and economic statistics. They also have information about the map and places in it.

Definition : Key Geography Vocabulary : LONGITUDE

Longitude: the distance east or west, measured in degrees, from the Greenwich meridian.

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WHAT IS AN ATLAS?

 

WHAT IS A MAP?

   

 

 WHAT IS LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE?  

 

Definition : Key Geography Vocabulary : GREENWICH MEAN TIME

Greenwich Mean Time (say gren-ich) : the time on the line of longitude which passes through Greenwich in London, used as the basis of calculating time throughout the world.

Definition : Key Geography Vocabulary : MAP

Map: is a drawing of a particular area such as a city, a country, or a continent, showing its main features as they would appear if you looked at them from above.

Definition : Key Geography Vocabulary : LATITUDE

Latitude: the distance of a place from the equator, measured in degrees.