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Locating Points on a Globe

Locating Points on a Globe

Lines of latitude and longitude form a global grid system that is used to describe precise locations. Mapmakers manipulate the positions of latitude and longitude lines to serve various purposes and highlight specific features.

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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.