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This search helps you find an exact address, street, building, house, parcel or land location from Latitude and Longitude.

What are latitudes and longitudes?

Technically latitude and longitude are defined as spherical coordinates on the surface of the earth. The address of any place on earth can be specified by a latitude and longitude.

What is Latitude?

Lines of Latitude are the horizontal lines shown running east to west on maps. Technically, latitude is an angular measurement in degrees (marked with °) ranging from 0° at the equator (low latitude) to 90° at the poles (90° N for the North Pole or 90° S for the South Pole; high latitude). The complementary angle of a latitude is called the co-latitude.

What is longitude?

Longitudes are imaginary lines that are drawn from the north pole to the south poles. Longitudes are also referred to as meridians. Longitude is measured starting from an imaginary north-south line called the Prime Meridian. The prime meridian is an arbitrary line that runs through Greenwich, London in the UK at which longitude is defined to be 0'. Longitudes specify how far east or west of the Prime Meridian some location on earth is. Longitude is measured using degrees, the same way an angle is. The Prime Meridian is 0° (zero degrees), and the furthest away from the prime meridian is +180° eastward and −180° westward. The opposite of the Prime Meridian, 180th meridian (at 180° longitude), is called the International Date Line. The line running through Greenwich London and comprising of the International date line forms a great circle that divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. The parallels of latitude are defined by the rotational axis of the Earth (the poles being 90° and the Equator 0°), while the Prime Meridian is arbitrary. By international convention, the modern Prime Meridian is one passing through Greenwich, London, United Kingdom, known as the International Meridian or Greenwich Meridian

Following is the precision of the address, street, building, house, parcel or land location. The more places you have after the decimal the more precise your location.

Latitudes and longitudes are coordinates used to identify a specific location on a map. The latitude and longitude are usually specified in degrees. For greater precision degrees are divided into minutes and minutes are divided into seconds. There are 60 seconds in 1 minute and 60 minutes in 1 degree. An example of a latitude specified in this way is 14°21'32″ N (for greater precision, a decimal fraction can be added to the seconds). An alternative representation uses only degrees and minutes, where the seconds are expressed as a decimal fraction of minutes: the above example would be expressed as 14°21.317' N. Degrees can also be expressed singularly, with both the minutes and seconds incorporated as a decimal number and rounded as desired. This is called decimal degree notation. A typical example to illustrate decimal degree notation is: 14.239° N. The north or south suffix can also be noted by a negative sign for south with −90° for the South Pole.

A typical sample to illustrate precision in decimal degree notation would be as follows:

1 degree of latitude = 363,778.9 feet or 110,874.40 meters
0.100000 degree of latitude = 36377.8 feet or 11,087.44 meters
0.010000 degree of latitude = 3637.7 feet or 1,108.74 meters
0.001000 degree of latitude = 363.7 feet or 110.87 meters
0.000100 degree of latitude = 36.3 feet or 11.09 meters
0.000010 degree of latitude = 3.6 feet or 1.11 meters
0.000001 degree of latitude = 0.3 feet or 0.11 meters or 4.32 inches or 11 centimeters

Is the length of a degree of latitude constant anywhere on earth?
The length of a degree of latitude is not constant. This is due to the fact that the earth is not a perfect sphere. The earth flattens slightly at the poles. Therefore the length of a degree of latitude will increase as you go farther from the equator and towards either of the poles.

For example:
Each degree of longitude equals 68.703 miles or 110.566 km (Equatorial)
Each degree of longitude equals 69.407 miles or 111.699 km (Poles)

Is the length of a degree of longitude constant anywhere on earth?
Longitudes are lines that converge as you travel from the Equator to the poles. Therefore the length of one degree of longitude decreases as one gets closer to the poles. At the equator a degree of longitude is 69.172 miles 111.321 kilometers and at the poles a longitude has a length of zero.