the Degree Confluence Project


1.0 km (0.6 miles) NE of Tatlan, Ankara, Turkey
Approx. altitude: 1173 m (3848 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 40°S 147°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking west #3: Looking east #4: Me and my wife Tuba at the confluence #5: The features on the rock #6: GPS shot

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  40°N 33°E (visit #1)  

#1: Looking south (Colors of Autumn)

(visited by Alp Akoğlu and Tuba Akoğlu)

29-Oct-2000 -- After hearing about this project a week ago, we found that 40N 33E was located just 15 km northeast of Ankara. When we gazed at the map we could see that it was only about 4 km away from the highway. And as far as we could see from the map, there was a narrow road passing only about half a kilometer away from the point.

On Sunday, we took the highway, then followed a narrow road. We passed through two villages. At the nearest point to the Confluence, there was a cemetary. After a 100 m drive off-road, we parked the car. We hiked about 300 m to reach the confluence point.

On the way to the point, two farmers came and asked were we were going. I said "We are researchers and want to take some pictures". While we were expecting a queston like "Of what?", instead he pointed to the rock about 100 m away and asked if we wanted to take the pictures of that rock. We said "Yes" and continued walking through the point. By chance, the confluence point was only about 15 meters to the rock.

The most interesting feature at the confluence point is this 3 meter tall rock. It is a volcanic rock with some red layers (probably containing iron oxide).

On the way back we found a much more shorter road that took us to the highway. It was really a joy for us to discover this Confluence. This was our first Confluence but I have to say that it was an easy one.

 All pictures
#1: Looking south (Colors of Autumn)
#2: Looking west
#3: Looking east
#4: Me and my wife Tuba at the confluence
#5: The features on the rock
#6: GPS shot
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