# How to post coordinates in the war commander

## How do you read coordinates? - Manual

### Understanding coordinates: an example

• If you are wondering "how to read coordinates correctly", you need to know that ° stands for degrees, 'indicates minutes of angles, and' 'indicates seconds of angle.
• For example, you read the following: 48 ° 28 '13' 'N and 13 ° 14' 7 '' E as: 48 degrees, 28 minutes and 13 seconds north latitude and 13 degrees, 14 minutes and 7 seconds east longitude.

### Background knowledge of geographic positions

• There are a total of 360 degrees of longitude and 180 degrees of latitude, which you can imagine as an imaginary grid (graticule) stretched over the earth's surface. The longitudes and latitudes intersect at right angles.
• LATITUDE: Count the degrees of latitude from the equator. (The equator is perpendicular to the earth's axis.) The equator is located exactly in the middle between the North Pole and the South Pole and is defined as the zero point. The north pole is at 90 ° north and the south pole at 90 ° south. Thus you have parallels in front of your eyes - to the north the northern parallels and to the south you count southern parallels - which allow you to indicate the position of a point on the earth on a line that circles the earth.
• A degree is divided into 60 so-called arc minutes. The arc minutes are in turn divided into 60 so-called arc seconds. This means that a minute of arc is one sixtieth of a degree (1.85 kilometers by the way).
• LONGITUDE: In addition to the circles of latitude, there are circles of longitude. They stand perpendicular to the equator and run through the two poles.
• In contrast to the latitude, you can specify a zero point for the longitude, as the equator is so beautiful and comfortable. Today the Grennwich meridian is used worldwide. That was not always so. For a long time, different prime meridians were used (such as the Paris meridian or the Ferro meridian). That changed in 1883 when it was determined that the prime meridian should go Grenn Weich in England.
• You count the degrees of longitude from the prime meridian to the east and west up to 180 °.
• If you see a minus and / or plus sign instead of "N", "S", or "O" as an addition, this means that the negative values ​​are to be measured in the south and the positive values ​​in the west.
• SPECIFIC EXAMPLE OF BERLIN: On the website "astrologon.com" you will find the graphical coordination of cities all over the world. For Berlin, the coordinates are: 52 ° 33 'N 13 ° 22' E - to be read as: 52 degrees and 33 minutes north latitude and 13 degrees 22 minutes east longitude. Under "geoco.org/deutschland/Berlin" you will find "52.52" for latitude and "13.4" for longitude. However, the spelling with "°" and "'" (minutes) is more common.