Degree Confluence Project

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Some of you may already be aware of the Degree Confluence Project. It is an international plan to visit all the confluence's and log them. A confluence is where an integer degree of latitude and an integer degree of longitude meet eg Lat 18 Long 135.

The Australian part of the Confluence website is here----->>Degree Confluence Project

Here is a map of the Confluences already visited in Australia:



As you can see there are many unvisited confluences in Australia. So if you are going on a trip, you may unknowingly be going close to a confluence. Maybe you can add one or more to your intinery.

I logged one last year and I hope to grab a couple more this July.

Anyone else interested?

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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:02

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:02
Alan,

Check 30 south 143 east and 30 south 142 east

I visited both those sites a couple of years ago.

Ultimately it is a fairly pointless exercise but we had afun doiong it.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:11

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:11
Thats great Duncs :),

Now there is no unvisited confluence within cooee of there. Makes me wonder where will be the last unvisted in Australia.

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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:07

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:07
Alan,

I think I've really got to do some reading. I'm afraid my basic map skills make me feel a bit inadequate.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:15

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:15
Hi Mick,

You should be able to pick up one or two on your trip this year.

It does take a bit of time to work out the ones near your route. Unfortunately there is no file you can download.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (SA) - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:22

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:22
Hi Alan
You have stolen my thunder. I have been going to put up a challenge here on EO. This is a great project and have logged 27 confluence visits. It makes me now plan my trips or holidays around a confluence.
If every person that visits this forum visited a confluence, we could soon go a long way to get every confluence logged here in Australia.

As they say, just get out there and start going, you will enjoy it, it is great fun.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:29

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:29
Mate, 27???

That has to be some sort of record. Good work.

Agree if everone got on the band wagon it wouldn't be long before they're all done.

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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:32

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:32
Alan

Hmmmm....must've visited some even before GPS's were popular

Have never given it a thought, actually. Mainly focussed on the geographical features and the destination

Now that I am aware of it I might log one soon.

Authorities are dragging their feet with reference to a permit to visit our well in the Never Never Land. Have run up against an officious bureaucrat.


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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:37

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:37
Hi Willem,

I know what you mean about not thinking about it, it just adds another dimension to travelling.

Maybe you should try and bribe the bureaucrat :)) no just kidding.

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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:53

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:53
nah - lazy bureaucrat I suspect.

I could be logging a couple in a couple of weeks out West... we'll see.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (SA) - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:57

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 19:57
Hi Willem,
There is one only 10 minutes(Time that is) from you. My biggest regret is, like you, have been to many remote place where there are still unrecorded visits.

Log on and like others, it is great fun

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 20:11

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 20:11
Alan

I see I would have got pretty close to 24S and 123E a couple of years back


Stephen....Yes but you have been there already....hahahaha

I need something pristine. Ya got me going!!!


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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:45

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:45
Geez Willem

You could have walk to this one LOL

33S 139E

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:50

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:50
Richard

I haver actually been out there, but was blissfully unaware of its importance.....hahahaha




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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 21:51

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 21:51
Alan,

Is there a point to all of this ????



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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:13

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:13
Hi Al,

No, not really - there is no prizes or anything - just the knowledge that you may have been the first there.

I guess you could ask why do people visits the borders/corners of the states/territories. Because they are there!!!

And if you want to know what a certain area looks like, you can click on the clickable map on the site and have a look (if the confluence has been visited).

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:17

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:17
Geez Gramps, I am surprised that you would ask a question like that.


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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:19

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:19
Alan,

Thanks, thought I was losing it there for a while hahahaha


Willem,

On ya bike ya silly old bugga :))))

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:38

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:38
Gramps

The 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 about the visits, will then be posted here.

overview
The project is an organized sampling of the world. There is a confluence within 49 miles (79 km) of you if you're on the surface of Earth. We've discounted confluences in the oceans and some near the poles, but there are still 10,879 to be found.

You're invited to help by photographing any one of these places.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:46

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:46
Thats gotta be a Cut and Paste cos there are no spelling mistakes....hahahahahaha


Just to refresh my memory, Richard....in your Blog, right at the end, you mention a Roll-up table and Slippers....so whats that all about.....(I know, the memory banks are getting feeble)



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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:58

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 22:58
Richard,

Thanks for that. I will be travelling reasonably close to both of the only outstanding land based confluences left in NSW next month, who knows. The biggest issue would be arranging permission to travel on private property by the looks of it.


Willem,

Tsk, tsk ...... I was supposed to say something like that LOL

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 23:00

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 23:00
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I read about them in your LONG list of goodies you take on a trip.

I can't drive thongs anymore so the slipper worked a treat the roll up goes back a bit I asked what it was, and now we have one. :-)

just haven't got around to using the 12 volt jay car shower, thats the beauty of travailing alone.. LOL

and yes deafurnely cut and paiste ..


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