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Encyclopedia > Degree Confluence Project

The goals of the Degree Confluence Project are to visit each of the %20%20%20Latitude%2C%20denoted%20%26%23966%3B%2C%20gives%20the%20location%20of%20a%20place%20on%20Earth%20north%20or%20south%20of%20the%20Equator.%20... latitude and %20%20%20%20%20%20%20Map%20of%20Earth%20showing%20curved%20lines%20of%20longitude%20%20%20Longitude%2C%20sometimes%20denoted%20%26%23955%3B%2C%20describes%20the%20location%20of%20a%20place%20on%20Earth%20east%20or%20west%20of%20a%20north-south%20line%20called%20the%20Prime%20Meridian.%20... longitude integer degree intersections on %20%20%20%20%20%20%20Earth%2C%20also%20known%20as%20the%20Earth%20or%20Terra%2C%20is%20the%20third%20planet%20outward%20from%20the%20Sun.%20... Earth, and post %20%20%20%20A%20photograph%20(often%20just%20called%20a%20photo)%20is%20an%20image%20(or%20a%20representation%20of%20that%20on%20e.... photographs of each location on the %20%20%20%20%20%20Graphic%20representation%20of%20the%20world%20wide%20web%20around%20Wikipedia%20%20%20The%20World%20Wide%20Web%20(%5CWWW%5C%2C%20or%20simply%20%5CWeb%5C)%20is%20an%20information%20space%20in%20which%20the%20items%20of%20interest%2C%20referred%20to%20as%20resources%2C%20are%20identified%20by%20global%20identifiers%20called%20Uniform%20Resource%20Identifiers%20(URI).%20%20%20... World Wide Web.


The total number of confluence points is 64,442, of which 21,541 are on land, 38,411 on water, and 4,490 on the %20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20The%20red%20line%20indicates%20the%2010%26%23176%3BC%20isotherm%20in%20July%2C%20commonly%20used%20to%20define%20the%20Arctic%20region%20border%20%20%20The%20Arctic%20is%20the%20area%20around%20the%20%20%20Earth%5Cs%20%20%20North%20Pole.%20... arctic ice cap. The project divides these points into primary and secondary confluences. A confluence is primary only if it is on land or within sight of land. In addition, at high %20%20%20Latitude%2C%20denoted%20%26%23966%3B%2C%20gives%20the%20location%20of%20a%20place%20on%20Earth%20north%20or%20south%20of%20the%20Equator.%20... latitudes only some of the points are designated primary, to avoid there being many primary confluences close together near the %20%20For%20other%20uses%20of%20the%20word%20pole%2C%20see%20Pole%20(disambiguation).%20... poles. Nevertheless, both primary and secondary confluences may be visited and recorded.


The precise location of the confluences is determined with %20%20%20%20%20%20Over%20fifty%20GPS%20satellites%20such%20as%20this%20NAVSTAR%20have%20been%20launched%20since%201978.%20%20%20... Global Positioning System receivers. For a successful visit, the visitor must get within 100 metres of the confluence point (using the %20%20WGS%2084%20is%20the%201984%20revision%20of%20the%20World%20Geodetic%20System.%20... WGS 84 datum), and post a narrative and at least two photographs to the project website. Visits which do not conform to these rules may still be recorded on the website as incomplete visits.


It is permissible to visit confluences which have previously been visited. Many confluence points, especially in %20%20%20%20%20%20%20World%20map%20showing%20location%20of%20North%20America%20%20%20%20%20%20%20A%20satellite%20composite%20image%20of%20North%20America%20%20%20North%20America%20is%20the%20third%20largest%20%20%20continent%20in%20area%20and%20in%20population%20after%20%20%20Eurasia%20and%20%20%20Africa.%20... North America and %20%20%20%20%20%20%20World%20map%20showing%20location%20of%20Europe%20%20%20%20%20%20%20A%20satellite%20composite%20image%20of%20Europe%20%20%20Europe%20is%20%20%20geologically%20and%20%20%20geographically%20a%20%20%20peninsula%2C%20forming%20the%20westernmost%20part%20of%20%20%20Eurasia.%20... Europe, have been visited several times.


One way to think of the Degree Confluence Project is as a way of %20%20%20Sampling%20is%20that%20part%20of%20statistical%20practice%20concerned%20with%20the%20selection%20of%20individual%20observations%20intended%20to%20yield%20some%20knowledge%20about%20a%20population%20of%20concern%2C%20especially%20for%20the%20purposes%20of%20statistical%20inference.%20... sampling the surface of the %20%20%20%20%20%20%20Earth%2C%20also%20known%20as%20the%20Earth%20or%20Terra%2C%20is%20the%20third%20planet%20outward%20from%20the%20Sun.%20... Earth.


Some examples of confluences are:

  • 50°N 6°E (http://confluence.org/confluence.php?lat=50&lon=6&visit=7): This is the only confluence in %20%20%20The%20Grand%20Duchy%20of%20Luxembourg%20is%20a%20small%20%20%20landlocked%20state%20in%20the%20north-west%20of%20the%20continental%20%20%20European%20Union%2C%20bordered%20by%20%20%20France%2C%20%20%20Germany%20and%20%20%20Belgium.%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20... Luxembourg, and a monument has been built there.
  • 45°N 90°W (http://confluence.org/confluence.php?lat=45&lon=-90&visit=1): A sign marks the middle of the northern half of the Western Hemisphere.
  • 40°N 83°W (http://confluence.org/confluence.php?lat=40&lon=-83&visit=2): This point is in a kitchen near %20%20%20This%20article%20is%20about%20Ohio%20State%3B%20there%20is%20also%20an%20Ohio%20University.%20%20... Ohio State University.
  • 29°N 77°E (http://confluence.org/confluence.php?lat=29&lon=77&visit=1): The confluence is between two buildings in the courthouse of Sonipat, %20%20%20%20Haryana%20(%26%232361%3B%26%232352%3B%26%232351%3B%26%232366%3B%26%232339%3B%26%232366%3B)%20is%20a%20state%20in%20northwest%20India.%20... Haryana.

External link

  • Degree Confluence Project website (http://www.confluence.org/)
  • Template:Confluence

  Results from FactBites:
 
Degree Confluence Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (258 words)
The Degree Confluence Project is a World Wide Web-based project which aims to have people visit each of the integer degree intersections of latitude and longitude on Earth, posting photographs of each location online.
The project allows visits to confluence points which have been visited previously, and many confluence points in North America and Europe have been visited several times.
The total number of confluence points is 64,442, of which 21,541 are on land, 38,411 on water, and 4,490 on the Arctic ice cap.
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