Initial Meridian

Some articles on meridian, initial meridians:

International Meridian Conference - Resolutions
... it is the opinion of this Congress that it is desirable to adopt a single prime meridian for all nations, in place of the multiplicity of initial meridians which now exist ... That the Conference proposes to the Governments here represented the adoption of the meridian passing through the centre of the transit instrument at the Observatory of Greenwich as the ... Ayes, 22 noes, 1 abstaining, 2.) That from this meridian longitude shall be counted in two directions up to 180 degrees, east longitude being plus and ...

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