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Finland : Länsi-Suomen lääni

2.0 km (1.2 miles) SSW of Parkano, Länsi-Suomen lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 141 m (462 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 62°S 157°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunters

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  62°N 23°E (visit #5) (secondary) 

#1: The Confluence from 20 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

30-Jul-2017 -- This is the 7th out of 13 reports reaching confluence points in Finland. The story starts from 61°N 28°E and continues from 62°N 24°E.

We drove to the town Parkano and parked our car at the outskirts of the town at a distance of 15 m at an open space next to a building of “Parkano Steel Oy”. This plot is used as a parking space for equipment and other industrial products that can be considered as garbage. It seems that the ground around the confluence has recently been prepared for some other usage in the future.

This point is another good example for changes: According to the visitors in 2001 the confluence must have been located in deep forest (assuming that the pictures had been taken at the confluence point). In 2006/2007 the confluence must have been “moved” to the forest edge. And now, in 2017, it is definitively located on the open space. Let us see what comes next.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of car parking: 15 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 1 min
  • Time at the CP: 13:34 PM
  • Measured height: 145 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: grass, flowers and pine trees nearby
  • Weather: sunny, 24° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Steel Factory Backyard Confluence

The story continues at 63°N 22°E.


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#1: The Confluence from 20 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunters
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