nautical charts

Latitude and Longitude

Writing latitude and longitude correctly is extremely important. The next person on watch must be able to read and understand what you have written on the chart and in the log book. Latitude should always be written first (in some areas in the USA longitude is written first, latitude first is more widely accepted): E.g.                         …

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Longitude (Meridians)

The imaginary line drawn from the North Pole extending to the South Pole and running through Greenwich is the Prime Meridian. Just as the Equator divides the north and south hemispheres, the Prime Meridian divides the globe into east and west hemispheres. All lines on the Earth’s surface which run north to south as per …

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