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Give The Importance Of Longitudes And Latitudes


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The importance of longitude and latitude are:

  • Latitudes help in identifying and locating major heat zones of the earth.
  • Latitude measures the distance between the north to south from the equator.
  • Latitude helps in understanding the pattern of wind circulation on the global surface.
  • Longitude measures the distance between the west to earth from the prime meridian.
  • Both longitude and latitude help us measure both the location and time using a single standard.
  • The lines of longitude and latitude help us in measuring the distance from the Earth’s Equator
  • Latitudes help us to find out the distance of any place from the Equator, which is base on its degree of latitude.
  • Longitude and latitude help us to find the location of any place on earth. These coordinates are what the Global Position System or GPS

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