14 Latitude and Longitude

Elizabeth Johnson

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Distinguish latitude from longitude.
  • Locate or plot a point on a map, given the latitude and longitude of that location.
  • Distinguish among different methods for reporting latitude and longitude.

 

Overview of Longitude and Latitude

After watching the video above, answer these questions:

Figure 16. The island of Oahu, one of the major islands of Hawai’i. Pearl Harbor is labeled on the map. Contour interval = 250 meters. Map created with GeoMapApp (http://www.geomapapp.org/)

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