Geography Vocabulary - equator, Equator Tropic of Cancer...

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Location, Location, Location
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A location of a place in relation to another place ie “Boulder is twenty-five miles northwest of Denver” “Fairview is near Viele Lake" “Colorado is located in the Western United States”
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The exact position of a place on Earth Fairview High School - 39 degrees, 58 minutes, 21 seconds North 105 degrees, 14 minutes, 24 seconds West
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Fairview High School - 39 degrees, 58 minutes, 21 seconds North 105 degrees, 14 minutes, 24 seconds West This can also be expressed as: 39.972622,-105.240238
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Washington D.C. 38 °N , 77 ° 02’W Or 38 ° , -77 °
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Position on the Earth’s surface either North or South of the Equator North is expressed as a positive and South is expressed as a negative
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Position on the Earth's surface east or west of the Prime Meridian East is expressed as a positive and West is expressed as a negative
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Degrees - ° Minutes – ‘ sixty minutes in one degree Seconds – “ sixty seconds in one minute How is Absolute Location Expressed?
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Any of the imaginary lines around the earth parallel to the
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Unformatted text preview: equator, Equator Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Capricorn Arctic Circle Antarctic Circle The Prime Meridian is the vertical line that marks the zero degree longitude measurement on the globe of the Earth Meridians A meridian (or line of longitude) is an imaginary arc on the Earth's surface from the North Pole to the South Pole that connects all locations running along it with a given longitude North Pole 90 degrees North South Pole 90 degrees South International Date Line sits on the 180 line of longitude in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and is the imaginary line that separates two consecutive calendar days It is not a perfectly straight line and has been moved slightly over the years to accommodate needs of varied countries in the Pacific Ocean. Note how it bends to include all of Kiribati in the Eastern Hemisphere The point on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite to another....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2011 for the course GEO 111 taught by Professor Yates during the Winter '08 term at Grand Valley State University.

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