the Degree Confluence Project

Canada : Alberta

10.0 km (6.2 miles) NE of Lothrop, AB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 583 m (1912 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo topo250 ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 56°S 62°E

Quality: good

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#2: Looking south #3: Looking east #4: Looking west #5: Looking at my gps

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  56°N 118°W  

#1: Looking north

(visited by Kenneth C. Butler)

01-Feb-2000 -- I had concluded some work in Grande Prairie. As you can tell, it was still winter in this part of the world. This was an easy site to pick up, although a few kilometers south and east of the main highway that one travels between Peace River and Grande Prairie, it is exactly on a country road allowance, so one does not have to trudge through a field or a forest.

My GPS wandered slightly, causing me to walk some meters north and south, zeroing actually in two spots. You will note that on one picture (#6) looking south, the grain bin is quite close. In that picture I am standing at the back of the car. In another picture looking south (#2), I am getting another reading indicating I am on the north/south line, but the car is in the shot and the grain bin is a bit more distant. I understand that the GPS system has recently become more accurate than it was when I did this confluence. Anyway, this is what you'll see at N56 W118.

 All pictures
#1: Looking north
#2: Looking south
#3: Looking east
#4: Looking west
#5: Looking at my gps
#6: Looking south (alternate)
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