World map with lines of latitude and longitude. On a world map that shows latitude and longitude the imaginary lines of latitude appear horizontally from east to west. This map displays the geographical coordinates the latitude and the longitude of the world. Cartographers and geographers divide the earth into longitudes and latitudes in order to locate points on the globe. Longitude shown as a vertical line is the angular distance in degrees minutes and seconds of a point.
Click on the forward arrow and follow the route from new orleans to greenwich. Find a location and figure out where the lines of latitude and longitude connect. Each location on earth has its unique latitude and longitude. Locations on similar latitudes have similar day lengths where as different latitudes have different day lengths.
It also displays the countries along with the latitudes and longitudes. Lines of latitude are often referred to as parallels. Latitude and longitude are measurements of location on the globe. Study latitude and longitude on the map.
Though these lines may appear to have varying curvature the lines are actually circular in nature with different radii and are parallel to one another. If a pilot or a ships captain wants to specify position on a map these are the coordinates they would use. If you know how to read latitude and longitude on a map you can determine the geographic coordinates of any spot on the map. Does it cross more lines of latitude or longitude.
When looking at a map latitude lines run horizontally. Latitude lines are also known as parallels since they are parallel and are an equal distant from each other. For example a location could be found along the latitude line 150n and the longitude line 300e. Write the latitude and longitude coordinates.