Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation


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What denotes how far north or south a point is on the globe relative to the equator?

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1. What denotes how far east or west a point is on the globe relative to the prime meridian?

2. The prime meridian passes through

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at the basics anyone should know if they want to brave the waters, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the geographic coordinate system. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what latitude is as well as knowing what longitude is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review::

  • Where the prime meridian passes through
  • Set of numbers specifying a location
  • What denotes height below or above the sea level

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding where the prime meridian passes through and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related geographic coordinate system lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as latitude and longitude

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to navigate around this big sphere, review the corresponding lesson on Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what the geographic coordinate system is
  • Identify the two main components of the system
  • Describe how latitude relates to the equator
  • Understand the prime meridian's role in longitude
  • Appreciate how degrees, minutes, and seconds factor into the system
  • Show what denotes height above sea level