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Understanding GPS Coordinates (Latitude and Longitude)

Many of you are keen to know what is Latitude and Longitude are in a GPS coordinate. Well then you are at the right place. Latitude and Longitude: The Latitude and Longitude are the geometrical address of any location on earth which are measured in degrees. Our earth is divided into two angular axis known as Latitude and Longitude. As you can see in the image the vertical line shows the Latitude which goes from -90° to +90° and the horizontal line shows the Longitude which goes from -180° to +180°. The value of the Latitude is always zero at the line of equator where as the Longitude is zero at the line of prime meridian. Latitude and Longitude in GPS: The GPS stands for Global Positioning System. When any GPS device like in mobile phone asks the satellite fro their current location, the satellite returns their current geometric coordinates(Latitude [...]

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