the Degree Confluence Project


2.2 km (1.4 miles) NNW of Staden, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Approx. altitude: 8 m (26 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 51°S 177°W

Accuracy: 23 m (75 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Road junction panorama #3: Map with track log

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#1: Local inhabitants

(visited by Terje Mathisen)

01-Apr-2004 -- A few days ago I was on a business trip to a small city in the western part of Belgium. The visit took longer than planned, so I couldn't make the early flight home to Norway. Since the next left 5 hours later, I decided to make a short detour on my way back to the Brüssels airport, allowing me to visit 51°N 3°E and 51°N 4°E.

I followed smaller roads north towards Roeselare, then northwest to the point which happens to be located very close to a small intersection. I drove past it, turned around, parked and started following the GPS.

It was quite funny to realize that a couple of white geese are currently living more or less exactly on the spot, I stayed outside their enclosure, but got a couple of shots of them.

The GPS pictures came out totally blurred, but according to the track log I made to within 23 m from the point, which was close enough.

I then turned east, back towards Brüssels via 51°N 4°E.

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