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map of the earth showing longitudesLines of latitude and longitude divide the earth into a huge grid.

Lines of longitude measure the distance east and west around the world at right angles to the equator. Lines of longitude are also know as meridians.

Distance is measured from the prime meridian, which passes through the observatory in Greenwich, England.

The prime meridian is longitude 0°.

Longitude is just one of the many subjects surveyor’s are tested about on the long path on getting a license.

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