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Canada : Ontario

0.4 km (0.3 miles) SW of Ashburn, ON, Canada
Approx. altitude: 250 m (820 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 101°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North, from the edge of the corn field.  A neighbor's house lies on the other side of these trees #3: View East (of the cornfield) #4: View South, from the edge of the corn field #5: View West, from the edge of the corn field.  Another corn field lies just beyond these trees #6: All zeros!

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  44°N 79°W (visit #9)  

#1: The confluence point lies just inside a corn field

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

25-Jul-2014 -- I spent the day driving eastwards from Toronto to Kingston. Beforehand, I had noticed a row of three Degree Confluence Points - on the 44 Degrees North line of latitude - that appeared to be quite easy, so of course I had to attempt to visit these en route. First was this point, just to the north-east of greater Toronto, in the small town of Ashburn. Satellite imagery helped me a lot here. It showed the confluence point to be in a field just behind a house, but also showed that there was a large field to the west that I could likely use to reach the point without having to bother the residents of the house.

When I got near the point, I found that the field to the west was filled with growing corn, but that I could walk southwards along its eastern edge without disturbing the crop. I then crossed a rickety old fence to enter the field behind the house. This field was also filled with growing corn. The confluence point appeared to be a metre or so inside the corn stalks. (However, my GPS display showed an error of +/- 2 metres, so it's possible that the actual confluence point lies just outside the corn. In any case, I took the north-east-south-west photos from the edge of the corn, otherwise they would have all looked the same.


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#1: The confluence point lies just inside a corn field
#2: View North, from the edge of the corn field. A neighbor's house lies on the other side of these trees
#3: View East (of the cornfield)
#4: View South, from the edge of the corn field
#5: View West, from the edge of the corn field. Another corn field lies just beyond these trees
#6: All zeros!
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