the Degree Confluence Project

Brazil : Distrito Federal

10.5 km (6.5 miles) ESE of Gama, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Approx. altitude: 1237 m (4058 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 16°N 132°E

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Confluence N #3: Confluence S #4: Confluence E #5: Confluence W #6: GPS Reading #7: Confluence hunter Frederico Cesarino

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#1: The "dirt" confluence point

(visited by Frederico Cesarino)

22-Apr-2008 -- I was traveling to Brasília for business purposes. Once I had some free time, I decided visiting the only confluence located there.

The starting point for this hunt was Brasília TV Tower, located in the city’s geographic center and highest Brazilian tower. Once I set my GPS for the hunting track, it showed me I was 30 km far from the final destination. As I had the entire afternoon as a leisure time, I took my car and drove across the fast and very safe roads of the Brazilian capital. In 30 minutes, always being guided by my GPS, I easily arrived club CESNA at Sítio do Gama District. By the time I arrived the club, soccer training for kids was going on. After the class finished, I asked the soccer coach for entrance permit, and also explained him about the DCP. He kindly let me get into the club, and once he understood what I was doing there, he commented that “there are so many strange jobs in the world!!”.

It is a very easy confluence to go. It’s located in a soccer field “complex” where there are soccer classes 3 times a week for kids and teenagers. Then I took the formal pictures for the DCP and went back home after answering some kid’s questions about confluence hunts and GPS using. On the way back home, I visited the Catetinho – the first official home for the president in Brasília and now a museum.

Some facts about this confluence:
Height: 1234m.
Vegetation: savannah-like vegetation called “Cerrado”, typical of Midwest Brazil.
Temperature: 27° C at 01:27pm.
GPS precision: 7m.

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#1: The "dirt" confluence point
#2: Confluence N
#3: Confluence S
#4: Confluence E
#5: Confluence W
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Confluence hunter Frederico Cesarino
ALL: All pictures on one page