03-Nov-2002 -- My colleague, Dan Lake, and I stopped to visit this degree confluence point on the way to the annual NYSCATE conference in Buffalo, New York. It was Dan's first confluence visit and my sixth. We knew from the previous reports that it would be an easy point to find.
The actual point is right on a country road not far from Interstate Route 90, which is also known as the New York State Thruway. Although there isn't much traffic here, it tends to sneak up on you when you're engrossed in the act of marking the confluence point or using the camera. We had to take turns reading the GPS, taking photos and watching for cars so we wouldn't be run over.
As you can see from the photos, we got some snow the night before. Central New York is known for it's precipitation, especially winter snow storms! Here are links for NYSCATE and our BOCES center in Syracuse where we work. Dan and I travel to local school districts to help teachers integrate computers, software, and the Internet into classroom instruction.
Teachers in several districts have begun using GPS receivers and mapping software for activities in math, science, social studies, and vocational education. The NYGPS mail group, created in October 2001, now has well over 200 members. If you're a teacher, join the group, and make use of our collection of links and lessons!
NYGPS: Educators Using GPS for Instruction
NYSCATE: New York State Association for Computers & Technology in Education
OCM-BOCES: Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services