# Tagged Questions

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### Why do we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude” for a spherical body?

To specify a geographic coordinate we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude”. Far as I know, these terms derive from the Latin latitudo (= breadth) and longitudo (= length). In German we use the ...
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### convert GPS to XY coordinates

if i have obtain GPS coordinates as Latitude/Longitude, then i need to convert them to XY coordinates, i see this link actually i need to get the Trilateration , in its equation i need the XY ...
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### convert GPS to x,y using reference node

i am using sensor nodes and their antenna to calculate GPS coordinates as notation of (degrees/minutes/seconds), i have some question of how to do these things: how can i convert latitude and ...
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### USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic

How do you convert from USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic to meters? Or, to latitude and longitude? I am using ArcGIS 10.1, and within it, ArcMap. The shapefile I have reports the coordinates ...
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### If the Earth was flat, what unit of measurement would distances between geographic points be represented as?

A whole lot of abstraction- given two longitude/latitude points given from a GPS, I'm using the Pythagorean distance formula to find the distance between them. What unit of length would the distance ...
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### Google earth incorrectly rendering coordinates?

My circles are rendering funky on the poles, and along the equator. Here are my coordinates: 158.05553767833,-78.151355482613 152.68654993135,-76.924955252783 147.72303124605,-75.713526831152 ...
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### Translate geographical coordinate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Calculating Lat/Lng X miles from point I would like to know how could I translate a geographical coordinate to an specific distance. So for example let's suppose I'm ...
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### Plotting latitude on to a (Mercator projection) SVG representing a country map

I want to convert (google sourced) longitude and latitude coordinates to x and y to place points on a SVG map I can get the longitude converted to X but I can't nail latitude. ...