Re: Latitude/Longitude References in Text

Subject: Re: Latitude/Longitude References in Text
From: Jan Henning <henning -at- r-l -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 09:00:46 +0100

>"...the database gamin are extends from (lattitude, longitude) 25.00.00N,
>124.00.00E to 42.00.00N, 143.00.00E as shown in..."

The 14th edition of the CMS says (14.24, 14.25):

- In non-technical text, write latitude and longitude like this: from
10°30' north latitude to 10°30' south latitude.

- In technical text and tables, use any of these forms (all examples
indicate the same value):
lat. 42°15'30" N
lat. 42-15-30 N
lat. 42°15.5' N
lat. 42°15'.5 N

The period after "lat" and "long" may be dropped. The abbreviations may
be dropped altogether, since the E, N, S, W suffix unambiguously defines
the type of coordinate. Thus, e.g.:
At 42°15'30" N, the last measurement was taken.

Hope this helps
Jan Henning

PS: I wonder about the "gamin" in your example. My Webster only gives a
definition of 'street urchin' - does the term have a special cartographic
definition or is this in error for "gamut"? (And there seems to be a
surplus 't' in "lattitude".)

Jan Henning
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