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Netherlands

near Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands
Approx. altitude: 9 m (29 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 174°W

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

#2: DCP-waypoint animated from a distance (view to the east) #3: View on the northern farm #4: Checking DCP (view to the west) #5: Check-check-double check #6: DCP on map with Bessel-projection (small circle) and WGS84 (red dot)

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  52°N 6°E (visit #1)  

#1: Picturesque view from the DCP in southern direction.

(visited by Roeland Pouwels and Henk Pouwels)

11-Feb-2001 -- This waypoint is located in a typical Dutch scenery, with green meadows, small ditches and knotted willows.

It's on private property of a kind farmer, who let us take the necessary pictures, but requested us to put a short notice on the website.

Lately, as being only a tenant-farmer, he got words with the land-owner about trespassers in the past few weeks. So please don't visit this confluence any more.

First learning about the Degree Confluence Project I mailed my father, since he's profesionally interested in GPS applications. He immediately suggested we should 'claim' a confluence point, so he came up with the 52N 6E point. On the Dutch topo-maps this point is slightly different of the WGS84 point (big red circle on map), as the former maps were drawn according the Bessel-system (small circle).

After asking the farmer permission to enter his land, we came close to the confluence waypoint, and were able to pinpoint the exact location (within 70 meters).


 All pictures
#1: Picturesque view from the DCP in southern direction.
#2: DCP-waypoint animated from a distance (view to the east)
#3: View on the northern farm
#4: Checking DCP (view to the west)
#5: Check-check-double check
#6: DCP on map with Bessel-projection (small circle) and WGS84 (red dot)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)