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Q: Longitude and Latitude ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Longitude and Latitude
Category: Science > Astronomy
Asked by: sandyman-ga
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Posted: 04 Jul 2002 07:37 PDT
Expires: 03 Aug 2002 07:37 PDT
Question ID: 36489
How do I find a location by knowing the longitude and latitude, (29
deg 15' 40" N by 51 deg 33' 54" E)?
Subject: Re: Longitude and Latitude
Answered By: iaint-ga on 04 Jul 2002 08:15 PDT
Mapquest ( provide a latitude/longitude
search which covers most of the globe.

If you enter the co-ordinates that you're using above and then zoom
out a couple of times, you'll see that they point to an area of
western Iran, approximately 100 km west of Shiraz. Alternatively you
can go straight to the map by clicking the following ridiculously-long

I hope that answers your question!


Google search terms used:
search latitude longitude
mapquest latitude longitude

Clarification of Answer by iaint-ga on 04 Jul 2002 08:16 PDT
Well the mapquest link appears to have been so inhumanly long that
it's word-wrapped, meaning that you'll have to a bit of cut-and-paste
jiggery-pokery before you get the map to appear. You're probably
better off going to Mapquest and simply entering the required
co-ordinates yourself!
Subject: Re: Longitude and Latitude
From: weisstho-ga on 04 Jul 2002 08:33 PDT
Just a little comment on a slow morning!  You may know, but in case
this is new to you, that the coordinates (29 deg 15' 40" N) are read
as "29 degrees 15 minutes, 40 seconds North Latitude".  Latitude is
measured North or South of the Equator, while Longitude is measured
East or West of the Greenwich Meridian, a line that runs north and
south, north pole to south pole. There is an nice site explaining this

Moving up and down a line of longitude, one degree is 60 nautical
miles, one minute is therefore one nautical mile. 30 degrees north
latitude would be (30 x 60 =) 1800 miles north of the equator; 20
degrees 30' 00" would be (20 x 60) + (30 x 1) = 1230 miles north.

Anything east of the Greenwich Meridian is in the Eastern Hemisphere
until you reach 180 degrees East (somewhere in the Pacific Ocean)
where you meet up with the Western Hemisphere (180 degrees west of

Have a great day!
Subject: Re: Longitude and Latitude
From: secret901-ga on 04 Jul 2002 09:56 PDT
Gah! If I knew such tools existed, I wouldn't be developing a program
just to do that :-).  See my question at:
Subject: Re: Longitude and Latitude
From: stuartwoozle-ga on 01 Sep 2002 10:37 PDT
You might find this shortened form of the "ridiculously long link" useful!

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