Refers to where a place is on Earth
Absolute and relative location
What are the 2 forms of location?
Is a places exact position on Earth. It can be thought as a places "address" on Earth
Latitude and Longitude
Because the Earth does not have streets everywhere, geographers use two kinds of imaginary lines called lines of
Lines of Latitude
Circle Earth in an East-West direction and dentify a locations distance north or south of the equator
an imaginary line that runs around the center of the Earth, halfway between the North and South Poles at 0 degrees latitude
Lines of Longitude
run between the poles and measure a locations distance east of west of the prime meridian
an imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole of Earth at 0 degrees longitude. Together a places latitude and longitude identify its exact position on Earth
is less exact, it describes where it is in relation to other places, or what it is near
What is an example of location?