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GPS exploring - the confluence movement
Alex Steffen, 8 Oct 03

From geekiness, beauty: this loose-knit movement of GPS geeks has set itself the goal of visiting every site on the planet where major latitude and longitude lines cross, finding the exact coordinates of that crossing (or confluence) and photographing the scene. The result is a distributed snapshot of the planet.

Obviously, some of the sites are places of rare natural beauty. But some are beautiful in odd, even eerie ways: an anthill in Finland, "a vast and boring sugarcane plantation" in Brazil, a Japanese graveyard, the empty Saudi desert.

It's a big, big planet still.

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