Shared from FactuallyHow precise is one degree of longitude or latitude?Sarah Zhang9/06/14 10:33am3811EditUnshareInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkFor those of us with no real navigation experience, encountering longitude and latitude coordinates is usually the result of some hiccup using Google Maps. 40.722272, -73.994194? What? Where the heck is that? Why are there so many digits after the decimal?