Degree Confluence Project

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NcThe goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures and stories will then be posted here.

Here’s a photo and story from the GPS convergence location of 36°N 80°W, which is roughly 2.8 miles (4.4 km) NNE of High Point, Guilford, NC, USA — it happens to be pretty close to where I live.  The photo is looking east from that spot:

70696334 27-Dec-2002 — After going to 36N 78W , I decided to drive to 36N-80W (I had already been to 36N 79W). Like the other two visitors said, this is a pretty easy one to get to.

I drove into the townhouse complex, Watermark at Oak Hollow, and followed the road to the closest point I could get to driving. I parked about 200 to 250 feet away. I walked between two townhouses, down the lawn to the edge of the lawn. At this point, I saw a large branch on the ground just past the edge of the lawn. As I moved closer to the confluence spot, I discovered that the confluence was right next to the branch. You can see from picture #1 where the branch had broken off and fallen. I walked around a little to get all zeros on the GPS and then took my usual four pictures facing north, east, south, and west. After taking pictures, I walked up the hill back to the car and drove home.