- - a globe or world map.
If you have a globe, to understand the concepts of latitude and longitude is very simple.But, in the absence thereof, it is sufficient and normal maps.First, find on a globe or map the equator and the poles - the North (top) and South (bottom).
equator divides the globe (earth) into two parts: the upper, it is north, and lower - south.Note the parallels - Circle Line, encircling the globe parallel to the equator.It is these lines set breadth .At the equator, it is equal to zero, as it moves towards the poles is increased up to 90 °.
find on a globe or map your city - say, it is Moscow.Look at what it is parallel, you should have 55 °.This means that Moscow is at 55
° north latitude.North, because it lies to the north of the Equator.If you, for example, looking for the coordinates of Sydney, he would have been 33 ° south latitude - because it lies south of the equator.
Now locate on the map England and its capital city - London.Pay attention to the fact that it passes through the city one of the meridians - lines stretched between the poles.Near London is Greenwich Observatory, was taken from this place to count longitude.Therefore, the longitude, which is itself an observatory is at 0 °.All that is west of Greenwich to 180 °, it refers to the west.That to the east and up to 180 ° - to the east.
Based on the above, you can determine longitude Moscow - it is equal to 37 °.In practice, for the exact location of the settlement is determined not only degrees, and minutes, and sometimes seconds.Therefore, the exact geographical coordinates of Moscow are: 55 degrees 45 minutes north latitude (55 ° 45?), And 37 degrees 37 minutes east longitude (37 ° 38?).The geographical coordinates of the above Sydney, lying in the southern hemisphere are 33 ° 52 'south latitude and 151 ° 12' east longitude.
Tip 2: How to determine longitude
Latitude and longitude are the geographical coordinates of points on the ground.Knowing their possible to locate this point.To determine the geographical coordinates you can use the navigation or mapping site.
Turn Navigator or run on a mobile phone or smart phone with an external or integrated GPS- and GLONASS receiver navigation program.Take your unit to the street, or move it to the window.If an external receiver, bring it to the window you want to it.Wait for the device to get navigation satellites your location (it may take up to two minutes, depending on signal conditions, and number of satellites).
Find menu navigation or smartphone navigation software item corresponding to a conclusion to the screen of geographical coordinates.For example, if it is a phone with the operating system Symbian, find the item in the menu is as follows: "Applications" - "Location" - "These GPS» - «position."Longitude data will be in the line, which is called - "Longitude".If the user interface is English navigator, the corresponding parameter will be known as Longitude.
In the absence of a navigation receiver, go to any map service: "Yandex», Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, etc.PDA-interface will not work - use a version of the site intended for desktop computers.Enter the address of the place you want to determine the coordinates.After loading the map find the menu item or tool to determine the coordinates of the point you are interested in.For example, using the chart to the site "Yandex" for use of this tool would have to go to the address listed at the end.After selecting an object its coordinates will be displayed in the field "Coordinates labels."They decimal separator is the point, and the symbol that separates - a comma.Note that "Yandex.Maps" latitude longitude indicated before, and Google Maps are swapped.Both coordinates are expressed in degrees.
not specify its own location on the Internet so that they could find anyone.This is especially true origin of houses and vehicles.The exception is when you talk about these or other attractions, the location of which is known and so.
- tool for determining the coordinates to "Yandex.Maps".
- how to determine longitude