Latitude, Longitude and Distance Traveled
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(Answer Sheet)

Chart #1
Measurements at 40 degrees North
Latitude  
A Change in Latitude of: Means a Change in Distance of:
1 degree (N or S) 69 miles
.1 degree (N or S) 6.9 miles
.01 degree (N or S) .69 miles
   
Longitude  
A Change in Longitude of: Means a Change in Distance of:
1 degree (E or W) 53 miles
.1 degree (E or W) 5.3 miles
.01 degree (E or W) .53 miles

 
Chart #2
Measurements at Other Latitudes
Latitude  
A Change in Latitude of 1 degree (N or S) at this latitude Means a Change in Distance of:
0 degrees (Equator) 69 miles
20 degrees N 69 miles
40 degrees N 69 miles
60 degrees N 69 miles
80 degrees N (near the North Pole) 69 miles
   
Longitude  
A Change in Longitude of 1 degree (E or W) at this latitude: Means a Change in Distance of:
0 degrees (Equator) 69 miles
20 degrees N 65 miles
40 degrees N 53 miles
60 degrees N 35 miles
80 degrees N (near the North Pole) 12 miles

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