Lab 2 : Part 3 - What do the coordinates correspond to ?

Hi,

In the lab handout for part 3, it is written in the description of the json file :
"a tuple of "coordinates" corresponding respectively to its longitude and latitude."

But the given values are of the sort : "coordinates": [
-73946939,
40729851
].

What is the unit exactly ?

Since normally, longitude and latitudes are angles, I'm not sure how to decipher such big values. Should I decompose them into angle, minutes, seconds ?

Thank you very much

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"coordinates": [ -73946939, 40729851 ].
Since normally, longitude and latitudes are angles, I'm not sure how to decipher such big values. Should I decompose them into angle, minutes, seconds ?

This might give you an idea:

New York City, NY, USA
Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 40.730610, -73.935242.
DMS Lat 40° 43' 50.1960'' N
DMS Long 73° 56' 6.8712'' W

Source: https://www.latlong.net/place/new-york-city-ny-usa-1848.html

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