## Is latitude up and down or side to side?

On a globe or most maps, yes. Latitude is how far north or south you are, and since north is usually up on globes and maps, latitude is “up and down.” In reality, though, latitude is north and south, not up and down.

## What is the direction of latitude lines?

A system of lines is used to find the location of any place on the surface of the Earth. Commonly called a grid system, it is made up of two sets of lines that cross each other. One set—lines of latitude—runs in an east-west direction. The other set—lines of longitude—runs in a north-south direction.

## Does latitude 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.

## 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.

## Where is latitude on a map?

What is Latitude? 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).

## Which direction do lines of latitude go vertically or horizontally?

The easiest way to remember the difference between latitude and longitude is by associating the terms with different parts of a ladder. Lines of latitude run east and west. Lines of latitude run horizontally around the Earth and tell you how far north or south you are from the Equator.

## Is North vertical or horizontal?

This Prime Meridian line runs vertically, north and south, right over the British Royal Observatory in Greenwich England, from the North Pole to the South Pole. As the vertical starting point for longitude, the Prime Meridian is numbered 0 degrees longitude.

## Is latitude first or second?

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).

## Is North and South horizontal?

Both latitude lines and longitude lines are horizontal, relative to the surface of the Earth. Longitude lines run from pole to pole, and measure how far east or west you are of the longitude line running through the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, a suburb of London England.

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

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

Here are examples of formats that work:
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.