The concept behind Lat(itude) 34 North
Latitude 34 North is intended to be a resource page for information about navigation, US History (future) and the Environment (future). Perhaps all of this is a little ambitious, but that is my idea. The idea is to not simply regurgitate facts, but to present those facts in such a way as to show how they are connected. Much the same as the 1979 TV show
Connections by James Burke.
Also see: Connections 2 and Connections 3 also by James Burke.
The bars that surround the fast facts on the individual city pages represent the colors of the countries flags (i.e., Morocco´s flag is red and green, the US flag is red, white and blue).
||The year that the city was first incorporated or established.
||Estimated number of people living in the city.
||A time Zone is a region of the earth that has adopted the same standard time. This number represents the time difference between this time zone and the Greenwich Mean Time or UTC.
||Latitude of the city center in degrees and fractions of a degree North of the equator.
||Longitude of the city center in degrees and fractions of a degree East or West of the Prime Meridian.
||Elevation above mean high tide in feet.
||The sum of the average monthly high divided by 12 in degrees Fahrenheit.
||The sum of the average monthly low divided by 12 in degrees Fahrenheit.
||Average amount of precipitations that occurs each year measured in inches.
- Tools of Navigation by Rachel Dickinson.
White River Junction, VT: Nomand Press, ©2005.
- Mapping the World; An Illustrated History of Cartography by Ralph E. Ehrenberg.
Washington DC: National Geographic, ©2006.
- National Geographic Atlas of the World seventh edition.
Washington DC: National Geographic, ©1999.
US Founding Fathers