## Do the lines of longitude go up or down?

Longitude is measured by imaginary lines that run around the Earth vertically (up and down) and meet at the North and South Poles. These lines are known as meridians.

## Do lines of longitude run horizontal?

This illustration of Earth is overlaid with a grid of latitude and longitude. The horizontal lines are latitude and the vertical lines are longitude.

## Which way do latitude lines run on a map?

While lines of latitude run across a map east-west, the latitude indicates the north-south position of a point on earth. Lines of latitude start at 0 degrees at the equator and end at 90 degrees at the North and South Poles (for a total to 180 degrees of latitude).

## Do latitude lines run vertically or horizontally?

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Many lines that run vertical and horizontal, and form a grid pattern upon a map break up maps into sections. The horizontal lines are called lines of latitude and the vertical lines are called lines of longitude.

## Is longitude north and south?

The lines running North to South are called lines of longitude, while the lines running East to West are called lines of latitude. As we move East-West, we change through 360 degrees. In other words, the Earth is 360 degrees around.

## Is latitude north or south?

Latitude measures the distance north or south of the equator. Lines of latitude, also called parallels, are imaginary lines that divide the Earth. They run east to west, but measure your distance north or south. The equator is the most well known parallel.

## Is latitude or longitude first?

Handy tip: when giving a co-ordinate, latitude (north or south) always precedes longitude (east or west). Latitude and longitude are divided in degrees (°), minutes (‘) and seconds (“). There are 60 minutes in a degree and 60 seconds in a minute (similar to measuring time).

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## How are latitude lines?

Latitude lines are geographical coordinates that are used to specify the north and south sides of the Earth. Lines of latitude, also called parallels, run from east to west in circles parallel to the equator. They run perpendicular to the lines of longitude, which run from the north to the south.

## How many latitude lines are there?

180
Latitude is the measurement of distance north or south of the Equator. It is measured with 180 imaginary lines that form circles around the Earth east-west, parallel to the Equator. These lines are known as parallels.

## Are longitude lines parallel?

Lines of Longitude are referred to as Meridians of Longitude. These lines are not parallel to each other. They come closer and closer to each other as they approach the north and south poles, where they all meet. Zero degrees longitude is referred to as the Prime Meridian, and it passes through Greenwich England.

## How is latitude and longitude written?

When writing latitude and longitude, write latitude first, followed by a comma, and then longitude. For example, the above lines of latitude and longitude would be written as “15°N, 30°E.”

## How do I find a place using latitude and longitude?

To search for a place, enter the latitude and longitude GPS coordinates on Google Maps.

Enter coordinates to find a place
1. Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS): 41°24’12.2″N 2°10’26.5″E.
2. Degrees and decimal minutes (DMM): 41 24.2028, 2 10.4418.
3. Decimal degrees (DD): 41.40338, 2.17403.

## How does North Pole Express latitude and longitude?

If we are looking to express the latitude and longitude of the North pole than the possible thing we can do is express the latitude as in North with 90 degrees and any angle of longitude can be used or it can also be left blank. Whenever the latitude is used at 90 degrees it is same for every location in earth.

## What is the reference line of the lines of latitude?

The primary reference line of latitude is the Equator, and the primary reference line of longitude is the Prime Meridian. The Equator is an imaginary reference line drawn around the Earth halfway between the North and South poles.

## In what direction is the Philippines latitude found?

Philippines is a country in Asia at latitude 11°48′10.80″ North, longitude 122°33′46.80″ East. Philippines Mapping Project, the home of Philippines on the OpenStreetMap wiki.

## How do you know if longitude is east or west?

To measure longitude east or west of the Prime Meridian, there are 180 vertical longitude lines east of the Prime Meridian and 180 vertical longitude lines west of the Prime Meridian, so longitude locations are given as __ degrees east or __ degrees west.

## What are the two reference lines for longitude?

These lines are called parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude. Two of these imaginary reference lines, the equator and the prime meridian, are called primary reference lines because they are where we start the numbering system.