“Where in the world are you…. exactly?”

If you’re talking to a member of the degree confluence project, they really mean exactly.

When you were young, did you ever look at those lines on the globe and wonder what it was like where two of those lines met? Well Alex Jerrett and Peter Cline did too, and they decided to find out.

They did not find two lines drawn into  the earth (as a certain 5-year-old once imagined), but rather, this oddly-shaped tree in New Hampshire:

43 degrees north, 72 degrees west

Thus began the “Degree Confluence Project,” proudly hosted by ibiblio.

In their own words:

“The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures, and stories about the visits, will then be posted here.”
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Collection Spotlight: Open Humanities Press

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