The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Saturday, January 15, 2005


Next time you have a nervous fear that your neighborhood or state or country or planet is overcrowded, have a look at the Degree Confluence Project, a cooperative endeavor to photograph the intersections of degrees of latitude and longitude.

California, which is inhabited by more than thirty million people, has had 48 of its degree intersections photographed, and only four of them show signs of human habitation -- and those signs are not skyscrapers or freeways but signs, gates, and dirt roads. Even densely populated New Jersey (three confluences on land) can do no better than a golf course and power lines running amongst trees.


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