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another country added [29-Nov-07]
On the 18th November 2007 the first succesful visit to Turkmenistan was recorded, the expedition was led by Alexander Frolov & Mike Karavanov.

100 visits and counting [17-Nov-07]
On the 14th September this year, Gordon Spence became just the 10th member to log 100 confluence visits. The first visit and the 100th were to the same point 28N 82W some 4380 miles from home.

walking through minefields [03-Nov-07]
Greg Michaels has visited the last four remaining points in "Europe", starting with 45N 19E. All of these points are in Bosnia/Herzegovina and Michael's reports make poignant reading. If you consider visiting these prepare well and remember you may literally be dicing with death.

another member completes a country [03-Nov-07]
Earlier this year Wojciech Czombik completed his quest to visit all of the land points in his native Poland. His quest started at 52N 17E and finished at 54N 23E.

russia reaches 400 visits [22-Oct-07]
A visit to 46N 41E was 400th confluence visited in Russia. For this achievement it needed 494 successful visits and 552 total.

belarus is complete [26-Sep-07]
Gennadiy Korol and Matvey Piskunov after their third attempt successfully visited 52N 28E, and at the same time completed the Confluences of Belarus.

confluence marathon [18-Sep-07]
Joseph Kerski set out on June 28th to see how many confluences he could visit in one day. His journey started at 38N, 103W.

6 days, 3500 km, 11 confluences [10-Sep-07]
M. Zakharenko and V. Chernorutsky made a confluence journey in Russian European North visiting/attempting 11 new confluences. It all starts here.

the midnight sun confluence trip [19-Aug-07]
David Williams drove from North Cape in Norway to Helsinki, Finland, and on the way he visited 11 confluences, one for each degree latitude, within just 72 hours.

Ukraine is complete [28-Jun-07]
A visit to 46N 29E completes the land-based Confluences of Ukraine. Now four offshore Confluences are remaining.

south africa is complete [22-May-07]
A group visit to 29S 21E completes the land-based Confluences of South Africa. Only seven offshore Confluences are remaining now.

another member completes a country [20-May-07]
Recently Karl Bryk completed the entire set of confluence points in Austria, on many of these he was accompanied by his son Michael and wife Andrea

175 countries [08-May-07]
A visit of Captain Peter to the marine confluence 18N 75W added the tiny island of Navassa as the 175th country to our list.

5000 primary confluences [01-May-07]
The visit to 28N 68E in Pakistan was the 5000th unique successful visit to a primary confluence posted.

czech republic [08-Apr-07]
Jan Liska and his wife Renate completed all of the points in the Czech Republic with a visit to 51N 15E

oman is complete [15-Jan-07]
The fourth attempt on 23N 59E finally lead to success, and at the same time completed the land-based Confluences of Oman.

30 percent [29-Dec-06]
Based on the currently indexed confluences, 30% of the primary confluences have now been visited!

4000 km by bicycle [25-Dec-06]
Rainer Mautz spent 2 months cycling from China to Central Asia, visiting/attempting 22 confluences. It all starts here.

australian christmas trip [24-Dec-06]
Stephan Theriault and his family recently made a long trip to visit family for Christmas, 27S 152E was the last stop. Follow the trail back...

20 000 km confluence trip [22-Dec-06]
Fabrice Blocteur traveled from Japan to France (mostly by land and motorcycle) and visited many confluences along the way. It all starts here.

grand canyon attempt [18-Dec-06]
Elizabeth Browning attempted the Grand Canyon confluence recently. Check out this incomplete visit for an informative narrative and the photos of the Grand Canyon.

tunisia complete [13-Nov-06]
A visit to 31N 10E completes the land-based Confluences of Tunisia. Only two offshore Confluences are remaining now.

another epic china trip [30-Oct-06]
Targ Parsons and Ah Feng spent a month traveling rural China visiting 19 confluences. It all starts here.

netherlands antilles is complete [19-Oct-06]
Steaming on to 12N 69W, also the remaining Confluence of the 2-confluence archipelago Netherlands Antilles was finished.

trinidad and tobago is complete [19-Oct-06]
A visit by cargo ship to 11N 61W completed the two Confluences of Trinidad and Tobago.

new country [22-Sep-06]
A marine visit to confluence 13N 61W put Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as the 172nd country on our list.

geographic center of asia [31-Aug-06]
A new special visit to the Geographic Center of Asia has been posted.

shipwrecked confluence [28-Aug-06]
Sometimes, confluences seem to elect the strangest places to lie on, or is it rather vice-versa? 30N 48E in southern Iraq was located on the half-sunken deck of a rusty shipwreck in a riverway.

5000 visits [09-Jul-06]
The visit to 37N 122E in China was the 5000th unique successful visit posted (primary & secondary confluences combined).

india joins 100 club [24-Jun-06]
16N 75E is the 100th confluence visited in India

norway (& scandinavia) complete! [01-May-06]
olli sundell used xc skis and dog sled teams to reach the two last mainland confluences in norway: 70°N 26°E and 69°N 25°E

two new site features [25-Feb-06]
The Search page now has options to download search results as an OziExplorer waypoint file, GPX waypoint file, or Google Earth placemarks file. Also, a new Methods of Transportation page has been added.

ten year anniversary [20-Feb-06]
Ten years ago, on February 20, 1996, Alex Jarrett and Peter Cline visited the first confluence at 43°N 72°W.

fiji [10-Jan-06]
With a visit to 17N 177E Fiji became the latest country with a complete or incomplete visits.

13 western usa confluences [21-Dec-05]
Shawn Fleming took a five-day trip across Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, and Montana, visiting 13 confluences along the way. His trip starts here.

one month, 24 confluences [08-Nov-05]
Targ Parsons has spent a month travelling rural China visiting 24 confluences. It all starts here.

geographical center of north america [22-Oct-05]
A Special Visit to Rugby, North Dakota, USA, to the Geographical Center of North America illustrates how such a designation of "the center" can only be approximate.

nevada complete [17-Oct-05]
The last land confluence in the contiguous United States has finally been documented. 37N 116E is on very restricted government property known as the Nevada Test Site.

high arctic adventure [15-Oct-05]
A six week adventure in Canada's high arctic, travelling by skis and sleds, included a visit to 76°N 79°W, along with polar bears, seals, belugas, long-tail ducks, and murres.

an international "incident" - almost [01-Oct-05]
Phil Sharpe was in Romania doing charity work when a visit to 47N 28E meant a run-in with the locals and making friends with the border police.

and yet another new country... [23-Sep-05]
A three-week bike tour by Rainer Mautz through West Africa offered the opportunity for three confluence visits, and added one more new country to the list: Guinea. The story starts with 13N 16W.

another new country added [21-Sep-05]
Armenia became the newest country to be added to those succesfully visited, when Philipp and Anna visited 40N 45E

romania is now complete [29-Aug-05]
David Coombs recently spent a weekend completing the last two confluences in Romania yet to be succesfully visited. 45N 29E & 47N 28E

swimming to a confluence [26-Aug-05]
Hermann Grebner put on a wetsuit and swam 111 m in ice cold mountain water to reach 70°N 29°E, one of the last confluences in Norway

25 percent [15-Aug-05]
Based on the currently indexed confluences, 25% of the primary confluences have now been visited! It took a little over a year to get from 20% to 25%...

new country [11-Aug-05]
Gabon newly entered the list of countries with visited confluences. Unfortunately, dense rain forest and poor satellite reception hampered the full achievement of the aim 0N 11E, but 0N 12E was successfully bagged with the help of the local railway police.

highest confluence visited [02-Aug-05]
It took over 2 weeks to complete the visit to 33N 80E in Tibet.

don't trespass here! [27-Jul-05]
Jeremy Watson made a successful visit to 13S 132E in the company of the Australian army. I would suggest that you don't trespass

centre of "our" world [13-Jul-05]
Way back in 1884, it was decided that Greenwich here in the UK would be the centre of the world with regard to navigation and coordinates. Recently Rainer Mautz made the first visit to the Prime Meridian at Greenwich since SA was switched off.

another one for the closer [30-Jun-05]
Todd Barber likes closing out state's primary confluences (he's done it 5 times before), this time it was Ohio and 39N 83W.

52n 06e on the radio [15-Jun-05]
Recently Henk de Jong, went along with a reporter from Radio Netherlands to 52N 06E.

wyoming complete [09-Jun-05]
The last confluence in Wyoming, 43°N, 109°W, was visited in April. Todd Barber went there with some local high schoolers. four guides, and Bob, the confluence lizard.

how many people can you fit on one point [30-May-05]
Recently Matthis Kremer, organised a school outing with a difference, 470 visitors descended on 48N 09E to set a new world record.

geographic centre of australia [30-May-05]
Recently Jeremy Watson, compiled a report on the Geographic Centre of Australia. Though there are many methods of calculating this point...

17 hours = 1120km = 10 successful visits [22-May-05]
Rainer Mautz and Elionora undertook a marathon drive recently to visit as many points as possible in one day. They successfully reached 10, starting at 50N 11E

travel by dog sled teams [11-May-05]
A visit to 63°N 109°W in the Northwest Territories, using four dog sled teams totaling twenty-six huskies, brings the total number of visits for Canada to 350.

166 countries [10-May-05]
A visit to 14S 33E puts Malawi as a new entry on the list of countries with visits.

3 more countries [03-May-05]
Recent confluence visits to Haiti, Guinea-Bissau, and Liberia push the number of countries with visits to 165.

162 countries [21-Apr-05]
A series of four adventurous visits starting with 14N 44E adds Yemen to the list of countries with visits.

website maintenance [09-Apr-05]
On April 11, 2005, starting at 18:00 UTC (6:00PM UTC), this website was unavailable for about 15 minutes due to planned website maintenance. For a period of a few hours surrounding that time, logins to the Member page were disabled, but everything should now be back to normal. If you notice any problems, please contact your regional coordinator.

160 countries [16-Mar-05]
An incomplete visit to 12°N 62°W, in Grenada, brings the total number of countries with visits to 160.

japan (land) complete [17-Jan-05]
Japan's last land confluence has been visited. However, with more than half of the country's confluences in the water there are still many to document.

40,000 photographs [28-Dec-04]
From a humble beginning in 1996 with 4 photographs of the "confluence that started it all", 43°N 72°W, the Degree Confluence Project has grown to the point that as 2004 comes to a close the website has over 40,000 photographs, from 159 countries.

159 countries [21-Dec-04]
A visit to 19°S 65°W, in Bolivia, and a visit to 15°N 91°W, in Guatemala brings the total number of countries with visits to 159.

half-way to the pole (or equator) [17-Dec-04]
Recently Vincent Caillard made a visit to 45N on the Prime Meridian. What lies at this point half-way from equator to pole on the Zero line? A signpost from a previous vistor - with the spelling corrected by the locals...

argentina reaches 100 [17-Dec-04]
Argentina is the 9th country to have 100 or more successful confluence visits

157 countries [10-Dec-04]
A visit to 17°N 63°W, in the country of Saint Kitts and Nevis, brings the total number of countries with visits to 157.

2005 calendar [07-Dec-04]
The Degree Confluence Project 2005 calendar is available for download from the 2005 Calendar page. It is a high resolution PDF document that you can print, and is donationware.

germany to china by land [30-Nov-04]
Rainer Mautz traveled from Germany to China (mostly) by land. He filed 29 reports (26 complete, 3 incomplete), the story starts here.

re-visits aren't worthwhile??? [03-Nov-04]
Those who thought like this until now should take a comparative look at 24N 55E as it looked like 3 years ago, and at 24N 55E as it looks like in the meantime. A dramatic change indeed, and worth being documented for the DCP.

geographic center of the ec [14-Oct-04]
After the recent expansion of the European Community to the East, Sixta Verlauth and Juergen de Haas , members of the team of the Explorer Magazin paid a visit to the center of the European Continent.

146 visitors [08-Oct-04]
A visit to 55°N 83°E had 146 visitors, a new record, as well as determining the location with an accuracy of 10mm!

6 confluences in a single day [06-Oct-04]
Shawn Fleming and Sam Gallucci managed to visit six Nevada confluences in a single day, starting with 38°N 118°W

finland complete (again) [06-Oct-04]
With the visits to two offshore confluences, at 60°N 22°E and 60°N 21°E, all indexed confluences in Finland have been visited.

156 countries [04-Oct-04]
A visit to 54°N 28°E, in the country of Belarus, brings the total number of countries with visits to 156.

extra excitement in the steppe [26-Sep-04]
David Coombs recently added a handful of visits in Mongolia. This one sticks out since the team rolled their van in their haste to reach the goal, had a brocken accelerator pedal and then ran out of gas...

moldova is complete [15-Sep-04]
With the recent visit to 48°N 28°E, all confluences in Moldova have been successfully visited.

south african "100" [25-Aug-04]
A visit to 27S 22E lifts South Africa into the exclusive club of countries with 100 or more visited Confluences. This includes Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia, Saudia Arabia, South Africa, and the United States.

hammerfest special visit [25-Aug-04]
Hermann Grebner has visited the Meridian Column in Hammerfest, Norway. It marks the northern end of the first international project to measure the size of the Earth, in 1852.

155 countries [22-Aug-04]
A visit to 42°N 44°E, in the country of Georgia, brings the total number of countries with visits to 155.

australia reaches 300 visits [21-Aug-04]
Doug Thompson's first confluence visit to 25°S 114°E took australia to 300 successful visits

carnivorous plants in sweden [17-Aug-04]
Henrik Sunden found a sundew plant while visiting 66°N 20°E

tajikistan [29-Jul-04]
Tajikistan is the 154th country with confluencing activity.

153 countries [28-Jul-04]
Guyana now has its first visit: 4N 59W. Which makes it the 153rd country in our project.

152 countries [20-Jul-04]
A visit to 2°S 30°E, the only confluence in Rwanda, brings the total number of countries with visits to 152.

it is 151 now ... [14-Jul-04]
With a visit to 26S 57W, the first one in Paraguay we now have 151 countries with at least one visit !

20 percent [07-Jul-04]
Based on the currently indexed confluences, 20% of the primary confluences have now been visited!

150 countries [02-Jul-04]
a visit to 42°N 77°E makes Kyrgyzstan the 150th country with at least one confluence visit

afghanistan [22-Jun-04]
The first confluence visited in Afghanistan is located in a bomb crater...There are now 149 countries with visits.

midnight sun confluence trip [21-Jun-04]
The sun was up at midnight during a long trip to 66°N 16°W, one of the few remaining confluences in Iceland.

bermuda [10-Jun-04]
A recent visit to a confluence near Bermuda, unfortunately with no view of land, made Bermuda the 148th country with incomplete or complete confluence visits.

'epic' high altitude track [02-Jun-04]
A 6-day pack-horse trip high up in Tibet led to 30N 90E. Snow storms, high altitude sickness, snow blindness...all to visit a spot where some imaginary lines meet.

madagascar adventures [14-May-04]
A romantic idea to visit a confluence during a honeymoon trip in Madagascar turned out to become a stunning story of a day-long disappearance, desperate car chases in the night, and even more. Don't miss reading about what happened during the search for 19°S 49°E.

icelandic marathon [12-May-04]
For the 64°N 14°W visit Arngrimur Magnusson and his friends hiked more than 43 km in a single day!

finland complete! [08-May-04]
68°N 25°E was the last landbased confluence in Finland. The remaining points are all in the ocean, within sight of land.

ant/arctic [05-May-04]
A new visit to the North Pole (90°N) is the first complete one since the project was started, and a new primary visit to 70°S 170°E leaves only 1,715 left in Antarctica!

walla walla confluence [23-Apr-04]
Oregon's last unvisited confluence on land, the "Walla Walla" confluence (46N 118W), which is in a restricted watershed area, has been visited by city staff while on official business.

saudi expeditions [21-Apr-04]
Two groups, starting together with 27N 44E, later splitting up to collect lots of new Confluences each, push the number of visited Confluences in Saudi-Arabia to over 100.

angola is country 147 [18-Apr-04]
Angola, having been for a few weeks the second largest country with unvisited Confluences, has now become initially visited at 13S 13E.

add bangladesh [12-Apr-04]
With a visit to 24N 90E Bangladesh became the 146th country with complete or incomplete visits.

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