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Non Life Sciences => Technology => Topic started by: thedoc on 07/07/2016 03:50:01

Title: How many GPS confluences are located in North Carolina?
Post by: thedoc on 07/07/2016 03:50:01
Jordan James asked the Naked Scientists:
   How many GPS confluences are located in North Carolina AND which is closest to Fayetteville?
What do you think?
Title: Re: How many GPS confluences are located in North Carolina?
Post by: evan_au on 07/07/2016 07:00:51
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The confluence project aims to collect photographs of every place where an integer longitude and latitude line intersect on land. Anyone can visit a "confluence" and submit photographs with a report, and unvisited coordinates are filling up fast.

From: http://www.bylandwaterandair.com/extras/visited_confluences.php

According to Google, Fayetteville North Carolina has coordinates 35.0527 N, 78.8784 W.

So I guess the closest integer latitude & longitude would be 35 N, 79 W, ie due west of the town.
Title: Re: How many GPS confluences are located in North Carolina?
Post by: syhprum on 11/07/2016 12:35:08
I notice Leningrad/Petrograd lies on a confluence was this accidental or a whim of Peter the Great