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Latitude and Longitude (Lat/Long)

Mapping Practice for Thurston County


  1. View the map below and find the Lat/Long for the circled location.
  2. Remember:
    There are 60 minutes in a Degree
    60 seconds in a minute.
  3. Latitude increases as you go north
  4. Longitude increases as you go west
  5. Tick marks along the edge of the map are one minute increments
Thurston map



What is at latitude 47°04'30" and longitude 122°58'45"?

This is a 7.5 minute (1:24,000) quadrangle (quad) map.
The red circle shows the latitude and longitude for the northwest corner of the map.

The black circles are 2.5 minutes (2"30") less than the coordinates in the corner.

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