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United States : California

4.6 miles (7.5 km) SSE of Porterville, Tulare, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 159 m (521 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 36°S 61°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: Ground cover at the confluence point #6: All zeros! #7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m #8: View North, from 120m above the point #9: View East, from 120m above the point #10: View South, from 120m above the point #11: View West, from 120m above the point

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  36°N 119°W (visit #10)  

#1: The confluence point lies next to this road, beside an orange grove.  (This is also a view to the North.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

01-Oct-2021 -- While returning to the San Francisco Bay Area from Bakersfield, I made a short detour to visit one of the world’s easiest Degree Confluence Points. I had visited this point twice before (the last time more than twelve years ago), but I wanted to get a ‘drone’s eye’ view of the point. As I drove north from Bakersfield, I almost canceled this visit, because the air was thick with smoke from forest fires in nearby Sequoia National Park. But I decided that I should launch my drone even in such poor conditions, because it was worthwhile to document reality, however unpleasant. As I drove north from Bakersfield, I passed several oil wells, and couldn’t help but note the irony that it’s the burning of fossil fuels that has contributed to forest fires becoming more frequent in recent years.

I hope to visit this point yet again sometime in the future when the air is clear, so I can get a better aerial views of the surrounding countryside.

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


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies next to this road, beside an orange grove. (This is also a view to the North.)
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: Ground cover at the confluence point
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m
#8: View North, from 120m above the point
#9: View East, from 120m above the point
#10: View South, from 120m above the point
#11: View West, from 120m above the point
ALL: All pictures on one page