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United States : Kansas

8.3 miles (13.4 km) SW of Jetmore, Hodgeman, KS, USA
Approx. altitude: 760 m (2493 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 80°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View north. #3: View east. #4: View south. #5: GPS position.  #6: Raw TerraSync data on the left and post processed position on the right. #7: Groundcover:  grasses and flowering weeds. #8: Image captured by conical lens.

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  38°N 100°W (visit #3)  

#1: View west.

(visited by Shawn Fleming)

05-Jun-2012 -- This would be the ninth of twelve successful visits on a clockwise loop east of Colorado Springs continuing from 38N 99W and would be the sixth of seven on this day.

I was able to park 17 meters north of the confluence just east of a power line T intersection. I squeezed through a barbed wire fence and took a few steps through a grassy field to zero this point out. It was rather windy and it was wide open in all directions.

I found a flowering weed hosting a beetle and lady bug within a meter of where my GPS units had resolved the zeropoint. I went through my routine of sending a Spot message and taking single shot panoramic pictures while logging GPS data.

Picture #6 shows a TerraSync screen shot on the left captured at the confluence and the resulting Pathfinder Office post processed GPS data on the right.

Picture #8 is the original image captured by my panoramic lens as captured by the camera. Picture #9 is that same image rendered as a QuickTime Virtual Reality movie. You can interactively zoom in and out throughout the image when displayed.

It had been 5 years since the last reported visit to this confluence. My next objective was 38N 101W, would I make it before dark?


 All pictures
#1: View west.
#2: View north.
#3: View east.
#4: View south.
#5: GPS position.
#6: Raw TerraSync data on the left and post processed position on the right.
#7: Groundcover: grasses and flowering weeds.
#8: Image captured by conical lens.
#9: Interactive QuickTime movie of confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)