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In geography, location is a position or point in physical space expressed relative to the position of another point or thing. A real location can often be designated by Cartesian coordinates. On the Earth, the geographic coordinate system can be used to specify the position of any location. Physical map of the Earth (Medium) (Large 2 MB) Geography is the scientific study of the locational and spatial variation in both physical and human phenomena on Earth. ... A spatial point is an entity with a location in space but no extent (volume, area or length). ... According to comedian Steven Wright, physical space is the thing that keeps everything from happening in the same place. ... Reality in everyday usage means everything that exists. ... Cartesian means relating to the French mathematician and philosopher Descartes, who, among other things, worked to merge algebra and Euclidean geometry. ... Earth, also known as the Earth or Terra, is the third planet outward from the Sun. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which...

In colloquial terms, the personal location of an individual is often expressed as "here", in which case the location may be a general reference to a vicinity or place where the individual can be found. Slang is the non-standard use of words in a language of a particular social group, and sometimes the creation of new words or importation of words from another language. ... Here is this place; the place where a thinking subject is, or places itself. ...

Other uses

  • AVL is Automatic Vehicle Location.

Vehicles are non-living means of transport. ... A euphemism is a word or phrase used in place of a term that originally could not be spoken aloud (see taboo) or, by extension, terms which they consider to be disagreeable or offensive. ... This article addresses vernacular language; see also vernacular architecture. ... In South Africa, the term township applies to many types of urban areas, however, under Apartheid, the term township commonly came to mean a single-race residential development which confined non-whites (Africans, coloureds and Indians) who lived near or worked in white-only communities. ...

External links

  • AVL explained (http://www.vehiclelocationsystem.com/AVL%20Explained.htm)
  • Real-time AVL (http://www.intuicom.com/www/company/press/Fremont_08.13.02.htm)
  • GSM and GPS AVL (http://www.unicompl.com/gpssol.htm)

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Location - encyclopedia article about Location. (369 words)
In geography, location is a position or point in physical space expressed relative to the position of another point or thing.
A filming location is a place where some or all of a film or television series is shot, in addition to or instead of using sets constructed on a studio backlot or soundstage.
The location of Anoroc, the Mountains of the Clouds, the river, and the strip of seacoast were all familiar to him.
location - definition of location in Encyclopedia (105 words)
Location is a position or point in physical space expressed in relation to other things' positions.
One's own personal location is often designated: "here." On the Earth one can use the Geographic coordinate system to describe one's location.
The term location, was often used in South Africa to describe an urban area inhabited by non-whites, although the term was replaced in common usage by the term township.
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