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United States : Kansas

2.9 miles (4.7 km) NNW of Bern, Nemaha, KS, USA
Approx. altitude: 363 m (1190 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 40°S 84°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: Ground cover at the confluence point #6: All zeros! #7: Looking down on the Nebraska-Kansas State Line from a height of 120m.  The top half is Nebraska; the bottom half is Kansas.  The Degree Confluence Point is at the bottom edge of the image. #8: Looking North (into Nebraska) from 120m above the Nebraska-Kansas State Line #9: Looking East along the Nebraska-Kansas State Line (Nebraska on the left; Kansas on the right) from 120m above #10: Looking South (past the Degree Confluence Point, into Kansas) from 120m above the Nebraska-Kansas State Line #11: Looking West along the Nebraska-Kansas State Line (Kansas on the left; Nebraska on the right) from 120m above #12: Looking East from the Nebraska-Kansas State Line at 40.00064 N, 96 W, with Nebraska on the left, and Kansas on the right #13: Looking West from the Nebraska-Kansas State Line at 40.00064 N, 96 W, with Kansas on the left, and Nebraska on the right

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  40°N 96°W (visit #5)  

#1: The confluence point lies next to a flimsy fence, just 230 feet South of the Nebraska-Kansas State Line.  (This is also a view to the North, towards Nebraska.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

14-May-2019 -- My final visit to a Degree Confluence Point during this vacation was to this interesting point in Kansas, just 230 feet South of a rural road that runs along the Nebraska-Kansas State Line. Visiting this point was a reminder that the boundaries between US states (like the boundary between the US and Canada) often follow lines of latitude and longitude (though in a different, earlier datum than WGS84).

The point lies in long grass (not farmed or grazed), next to a flimsy wire fence that seems to mark the property boundary with the residences just to the East.

Of course, being so close to a State Line (marked by a road), I had to use my drone to take a bird’s eye view of the point. Rather than take off from the point itself - which is just inside private property - I took off from the middle of the road, with one half of my drone being in Nebraska, and the other half being in Kansas.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies next to a flimsy fence, just 230 feet South of the Nebraska-Kansas State Line. (This is also a view to the North, towards Nebraska.)
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: Ground cover at the confluence point
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking down on the Nebraska-Kansas State Line from a height of 120m. The top half is Nebraska; the bottom half is Kansas. The Degree Confluence Point is at the bottom edge of the image.
#8: Looking North (into Nebraska) from 120m above the Nebraska-Kansas State Line
#9: Looking East along the Nebraska-Kansas State Line (Nebraska on the left; Kansas on the right) from 120m above
#10: Looking South (past the Degree Confluence Point, into Kansas) from 120m above the Nebraska-Kansas State Line
#11: Looking West along the Nebraska-Kansas State Line (Kansas on the left; Nebraska on the right) from 120m above
#12: Looking East from the Nebraska-Kansas State Line at 40.00064 N, 96 W, with Nebraska on the left, and Kansas on the right
#13: Looking West from the Nebraska-Kansas State Line at 40.00064 N, 96 W, with Kansas on the left, and Nebraska on the right
ALL: All pictures on one page