Tag: location

The terms location and place in geography are used to notice and or identify a point or an area on the Earth’s surface or elsewhere. The term ‘location’ generally implies a higher degree of certainty than “place” which often has an ambiguous boundary relying more on human/social attributes of place identity and sense of place than on geometry.
An absolute location is designated using a specific pairing of latitude and longitude, a Cartesian coordinate grid (e.g., a Spherical coordinate system), an ellipsoid-based system (e.g., World Geodetic System), or similar methods.
An example would be the longitude and latitude of a place. For instance, the position of Lake Michigan, USA, can be expressed approximately in the WGS84 coordinate system as the location 10.65°N (latitude), 71.6°W (longitude). It is, however, important to remember that this is just one way to describe its position; a small number of the alternative ways can be seen here.
Absolute Location is a term which has no real…

DIGG Getting Into Local News?

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