Chapter 02: Dude Longitude

A map is a model (yo) of the Earth’s surface
A representation of the Earth’s surface
A map is a model of the Earth’s surface (yo!)

“True North” is the Geographic North Pole
it doesn’t line up with the Magnetic North Pole
adjust it on a compass with a compensation
the difference is called “magnetic declination”

The round Earth turns around on its axis
A map is a model (yo) of the Earth’s surface
North Pole, South Pole, the ends of the axis
A map is a model (yo) of the Earth’s surface
North, South, East, West – the points on a compass
A map is a model (yo) of the Earth’s surface
A representation of the Earth’s surface
A map is a model of the Earth’s surface, YO!

Lines of latitude parallel the equator
and reach the Poles ninety degrees later.
Longitude lines go up and down. The Prime
Meridian
time begins again
in Greenwich England
mean time
the zero degree line

The round Earth turns around on its axis
A map is a model (yo) of the Earth’s surface
North Pole, South Pole, the ends of the axis
A map is a model (yo) of the Earth’s surface
North, South, East, West – the points on a compass
A map is a model (yo) of the Earth’s surface
A representation of the Earth’s surface
A map is a model of the Earth’s surface...YO!!

Let's talk legends y'all
I am the key
scale the wall between
the known and the unknown
down the garden path
to the compass rose

The round Earth rotates ‘round on its axis

Lyrics and music by Bram Barker

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