the Degree Confluence Project


4.8 km (3.0 miles) W of Spanish Town, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
Approx. altitude: 32 m (104 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 18°S 103°E

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: North #3: East - back toward the road #4: South #5: GPS

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  18°N 77°W (visit #2)  

#1: Looking west to the house where the point is located

(visited by David Coombs and Ainsworth Riley)

01-Mar-2019 -- Jamaica only has one CP on land. It has been visited once in May 2001 and at that time the point was on a sugar farm, although the land was not being cropped at the time of the visit. Since then the population of Kingston has grown and more land around it has been developed for worker's housing in a gated community called Spanish village. There were signs of excavations on the site during the 2001 visit but this may have nothing to do with the current development. There are now more than 500 small houses on the site. Some have clearly been occupied for several years while others are still empty. Many of the new owners are extending their houses from a basic 2 bedrooms + kitchen/living and bathroom. They are extending upwards and outwards and some are now large houses.

I was visiting Jamaica for 2 weeks on work and had to visit Sydenham in Spanish Town with two colleagues. I asked if we could make a short detour to the point and this met with no objections although they were careful to ensure that we avoided any unsafe neighborhoods. The guard at the gate was reluctant to allow us in at first but Ainsworth and I were allowed to go in on foot after some explanations. We walked up the central road and then through the plot of an unoccupied house. The point itself lies in an occupied house or in its plot. We did not knock on the door as we were already just a few metres from the point.

After taking the photos we walked back to the gate and away to Kingston. I was pleased to have visited a point in my 29th country.

 All pictures
#1: Looking west to the house where the point is located
#2: North
#3: East - back toward the road
#4: South
#5: GPS
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