I was given a world map (flat, 1 dimensional) and instructed to identify locations

QuestionsCategory: BiologyI was given a world map (flat, 1 dimensional) and instructed to identify locations
Brendan Elliott asked 2 months ago
I was given a world map (flat, 1 dimensional) and instructed to identify locations of where different fossils were located. The map has longitude (east to west) and latitude (north to south) lines. My assignment is to identify on the map where the fossils are. ONe question is 38 degrees e and 1 degree south. I have no idea how to use the map to find the locations of the different fossils.

2 Answers
Brendan Elliott answered 2 months ago
Let’s start with 38 degrees E. That identifies the location as in the Eastern Hemisphere — east of the Prime Meridian (0 degrees longitude). So 38E is in Europe, Asia, or Africa.

1 degree South is just south of the Equator — so that means the location must be in Africa. Check this site for more information about the hemisphere’s and latitude and longitude.

http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/imageh.htm

Now, let’s look at this world map. 38 degrees east is about just east of the 30 degree line and 1 degree south is almost on the Equator. On this map, it looks as though it’s in Kenya.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_maps/world_pol02.jpg

But just to make sure — let’s look at a close up of a Kenya map.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/africa/kenya_pol88.jpg

Yep. 38E, 1S is near the Kindaruma Dams in Kenya.

Here are a couple of good sites for finding country maps.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html

http://www.infoplease.com/atlas/mapindex.html

If you post your answers, we’ll be glad to check them for you.

By the way, I think your subject is GEOGRAPHY, not GEOMETRY.

Brendan Elliott answered 2 months ago
Oops sorry. Please ignore the last sentence.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
✅✅✅40% off Echo devices for Prime StudentsCHECK ON AMAZON
+