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United States : Louisiana

3.1 miles (5.1 km) N of Arabi (St. Bernard), Orleans, LA, USA
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 30°S 90°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunters #9: The dam and the cargo train #10: Street Jazz in New Orleans

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  30°N 90°W (visit #10)  

#1: The Confluence from 30 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz, Elionora, Liang Zhou and Faye Chen)

11-Feb-2016 -- This is the fifth out of seven reports on confluence visits during a car trip across the USA. The story starts at 39°N 77°W and continues from 33°N 85°W.

In the morning we stayed in a motel in the little town Opelika (Alabama). We entered the coordinates into the car navigation and drove 6 hours without mayor stops until the GPS guided us to the gate of CSX Transportation Railway at the end of Elaine Street. I explained the concept of confluence visits to the gate keeper. Without asking for more details, he let us inside. But he only gave us 5 minutes to visit the point and be back to the gate. When I asked for 15 minutes, he gave us 20 minutes sharp. This was surely enough time to make a successful visit.

We parked our vehicle at a distance of 168 m, crossed a siding and walked over a meadow up to the confluence point. The weather was excellent and all the four of us were happy to be out there! 50 m from the confluence, there is a dam and a waterway of the harbour area.

This point is what I call “hyper-confluence”, one of those rare species with both, latitude and longitude being divisible by 10. There are only 17 * 36 + 2 = 614 hyper-confluences on Earth, and about 200 of them located on land! This is my fifth hyper-confluence: I had visited 60°N 10°EW, 40°N 0°EW, 40°N 110°E and 50°N 10°E. This time I was able to align all twelve zeroes at the GPS display.

After the visit, we continued our drive to the French Quater of New Orleans.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 900 m
  • Distance to a footpath: 160 m
  • Distance of car parking: 168 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the car: 3 min
  • Time at the CP: 2:39 PM
  • Measured height: 4 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: flat, only a dam nearby
  • Vegetation: grass, nearby a row of trees
  • Weather: sunny 22° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Siding Hyper-Confluence

The story continues at 31°N 96°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 30 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunters
#9: The dam and the cargo train
#10: Street Jazz in New Orleans
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