# Why is my coordinate notation different?

Geographic Information Systems## How do you write coordinate notation?

Quote from video: *And then X plus or minus something and y plus or minus something and what that plus or minus shows is just the change.*

## What’s the coordinate notation?

Coordinate notation **uses two numbers to quickly locate a point in a 2-dimensional space**. Locating a point in 2-D space is difficult without a referencing technique. Coordinate notation is a referencing technique.

## How are XYZ coordinates written?

The coordinates are usually written as **two numbers in parentheses, in that order, separated by a comma**, as in (3, −10.5). Thus the origin has coordinates (0, 0), and the points on the positive half-axes, one unit away from the origin, have coordinates (1, 0) and (0, 1).

## Do you write coordinates xy?

**Coordinates are written as (x, y)** meaning the point on the x axis is written first, followed by the point on the y axis. Some children may be taught to remember this with the phrase ‘along the corridor, up the stairs’, meaning that they should follow the x axis first and then the y.

## What is the standard GPS coordinate format?

**Degrees Minutes Seconds (DMS)**

Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds, or DMS, is the oldest format for geographic coordinates and you will still see this format in use on paper and even in movies where navigators will give their location in DMS.

## What are the different coordinate formats?

**There are three basic forms of a coordinate.**

- Coordinate containing degrees (integer), minutes (integer), and seconds (integer, or real number) (DMS).
- Coordinate containing degrees (integer) and minutes (real number) (MinDec).
- Coordinate containing only degrees (real number) (DegDec).

## What does XY coordinates look like?

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## How do you write coordinates in a research paper?

Write the latitude and longitude coordinates.

When writing latitude and longitude, **write latitude first, followed by a comma, and then longitude**. For example, the above lines of latitude and longitude would be written as “15°N, 30°E.”

## What is an example of a coordinates?

A set of values that show an exact position. On graphs it is usually a pair of numbers: the first number shows the distance along, and the second number shows the distance up or down. Example: **the point (12,5) is 12 units along, and 5 units up**.

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