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Is the example below correct notation of latitude and longitude in English?

Coordinates:    50.0833 x 14.4667 (latitude x longitude)

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(I hope the question is still in the scope of this website.)

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I'm almost certain it isn't in the scope of ELU. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitude –  Kris Oct 28 '12 at 10:39
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There is more than one way to correctly note lat/lon coordinates. Moreover, you need to at least include letters (N/S/E/W) to indicate which hemisphere you're referring to. For more info on this Gen. Ref. question, you can visit here, here, or here. –  J.R. Oct 28 '12 at 11:49
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@J.R. See Nir Levy's answer. I think that the plus and minus signs allow one to denote hemisphere, both northern and southern, as well as east or west of the Greenwich Meridian. –  Feral Oink Oct 28 '12 at 12:14
    
@J.R. Other than the N/S/E/W part, that is a great comment, and all three of those links are very fine, especially the first one! –  Feral Oink Oct 28 '12 at 12:18
    
If that's meant for "human consumption" and not machine interpretation, I suggest you pick [NS]DD°MM.MMM',[WE]DD°MM.MMM' which is the most common standard. Fractional degrees are almost strictly for machine use and using seconds instead of fractional minutes is a declining trend. –  SF. Oct 28 '12 at 14:13
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There are several notations to lat./long. The decimal you have is usually expressed with a comma and not an x. For example

50.0833,14.4667

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=50.0833,14.4667

However, this is not a binding standard and people can do whatever they like.

North/South hemisphere are indicated by a negative sign as do items above 180 degrees (see https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-50.0833,-14.4667)

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