the Degree Confluence Project

Germany : Baden-Württemberg

1.4 km (0.9 miles) W of Sachsenheim-Hohenhaslach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Approx. altitude: 356 m (1167 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 49°S 171°W

Accuracy: 87 m (285 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Confluence shot #2 #3: Confluence shot #3 #4: Confluence shot #4 #5: GPS coordinates

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#1: Confluence shot #1

(visited by Claus-Dieter Vogt and Carolin Lehner)

02-Apr-2000 -- Hi folks!

As described in confluence point 49° latitude and 8° longitude we finally wanted to fix a legal point for the project. The next possible point close to Karlsruhe, Germany has longitude 9° and latitude 49°. Having exercised in the meantime we could start very quickly. Approaching the point, the information we already had from the map became more and more true -- a point within a forest. No access by car or motorbike possible. Mission impossible? No, not at all.

We parked the car and climbed through fallen boughs and trees, (the result of LOTHAR, a tempest that possessed our region a few months ago) always paying attention not to slip and destroy our high-tech equipment ;-) nor to break our bones. This has been a big effort, but finally we succeeded and are now able to present the point (49/9) with a calculated accuracy of 80m and an internal accuracy, given by the GPS-receiver of 36m. We marked it with a bar. We enjoy this project and will explore every other confluence point that we can get - dead or alive :-); We will continue.


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#1: Confluence shot #1
#2: Confluence shot #2
#3: Confluence shot #3
#4: Confluence shot #4
#5: GPS coordinates
#6: View west
#7: View east
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