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Latitude and Longitude

Geography is more than maps. It's basic to any understanding of how to get from one place to another--in your head or on paper! Check out the links below to see how wide the world is.


Basic Geography: Latitude and Longitude
What are latitude and longitude? This easy-to-understand article gives you a brief introduction to these basic geography concepts.

NASA: Latitude and Longitude
NASA gives you a basic overview of the concepts of latitude and longitude. It looks technical, but it's fairly easy to follow.

Latitude and Longitude of World Cities
Find the exact locations of your favorite cities around the world!

Latitude and Longitude of U.S. and Canadian Cities
Find the exact locations of your favorite cities around the U.S. and Canada!

U.S. Latitude and Longitude Look-Up
Choose an American city, and the computer will give you its location.

Hammond: Discovering Maps
Hammond, the company that makes many of the maps you see all the time, gives you a good understanding of latitude and longitude and their importance to mapmaking and map viewing.

Secrets of Ancient Navigation
See how people found their way across land and sea centuries ago, when they didn't have longitude!

Latitude: Art and Science of 15th-Century Navigation
By the 15th Century, finding latitude was easier, but sailors still didn't have longitude. See how much they depended on latitude to find their way across the open sea.

View Above Earth
Type in a location, and the computer will show you that location as viewed from space! Very cool!

Anchors Aweigh: An Online Game
Put yourself in the role of a navigator in this exciting online game!
 

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