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October 8, 2003 2:18 PM   Subscribe

The Confluence Project aims to "visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location." Includes stories from each documented point.
posted by moonbird (14 comments total)
Double post. And I was the first comment on that one too!
posted by nicwolff at 2:22 PM on October 8, 2003

Apologies, that's the Degree Confluence Project.
posted by moonbird at 2:24 PM on October 8, 2003

See also geocaching as well as benchmark hunting and various other ways of turning lat and long into somewhere to go.
posted by majick at 2:25 PM on October 8, 2003

nicwolff, you're quick. I searched for "confluence" and came up empty.

/me banishes self to 29°N 105°E, 20.6 km (12.8 miles) NW of Tieqing, Sichuan, China
posted by moonbird at 2:26 PM on October 8, 2003

Well, it was one of my favorite posts ever and well worth revisiting. Even if some bastard did beat me to the one off Ballston Beach that I wanted to claim.

Anyway, don't banish yourself, it wasn't your fault - the thread search is fucked. I tried the thread search and got nothing, then Google and found the old thread, then the thread search again and there it suddenly was.
posted by nicwolff at 2:35 PM on October 8, 2003

nicwolff, it's not so bad here. It's the "Rural Serene" confluence, after all.
posted by moonbird at 2:43 PM on October 8, 2003

I didn't see it first time round, and this one's definitely worthy of a double! Way cool!
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:45 PM on October 8, 2003

Yeah, I didn't see the first one either, and I LIKE this. Nice one Moonbird.
posted by Eekacat at 3:12 PM on October 8, 2003

here's the one me and a friend did at 44N 86W.
posted by quonsar at 3:19 PM on October 8, 2003

The one thing I find interesting about these pictures is how little man made anything appears in them. Living in the city the last few years, I've sort of forgotten that most of the planet is still vast empty spaces.
posted by jacquilynne at 4:26 PM on October 8, 2003

I didn't see this one the first time around either...

It's cool, but I wish somebody could/would take the photos and create a more interesting, involving interface to the material. That's one lame, grammar school textbook page design...
posted by JollyWanker at 4:28 PM on October 8, 2003

easy to use. designer-free. what more could you want?
posted by quonsar at 4:40 PM on October 8, 2003

It would be interesting do this with alignments on the old chessboard. See you at the cabal meetup.
posted by roboto at 6:06 PM on October 8, 2003

I live less than a mile from 40°N 86°W.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:06 PM on October 9, 2003

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