the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Illinois

1.5 miles (2.5 km) W of Elk Grove Village, Cook, IL, USA
Approx. altitude: 211 m (692 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 92°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North from the CP. #3: East from the CP. #4: South from the CP. #5: West from the CP. #6: GPS with the zeros lined up.

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  42°N 88°W (visit #5)  

#1: The CP from ~25 feet to the east.

(visited by Joshua Miller)

22-Jul-2004 -- I needed to take my wife to O'Hare and since this CP is just a few miles west of there, this was a great opportunity to visit one of the few urban CPs.

Getting there wasn't too hard, especially since a previous visitor had given the street address of the point. With a internet driving map in hand and the GPS guiding me, I managed to get there not too long after departing the airport. The weather was questionable for the trip. There was a possibility of severe storms that day, but at the time there were only a few sprinkles (a few drops can be seen in the GPS shot) and the sky started clearing shortly afterward.

The only real trouble with this visit was being able to take the photos. My wife had taken our digital camera on her trip, but then I remembered that our camcorder can take 1.2 MP shots; not near the quality of our digital camera, but it'd have to do! The only thing I was apprehensive about was that the neighbors probably would be a little wary of some guy walking in the street with just a still photo camera in hand, let alone a camcorder. But I only saw one resident out and she paid no attention to me that I could tell. I parked the car about 100 feet from the point (it's the green one in the east photo), walked to the CP (which is about one step from the curb next to a red fire hydrant), got my shots, and was on my way back to the car.

Since I-57 runs south from Chicago right next to 41°N 88°W, I was only half finished with my CP visits for the day.

 All pictures
#1: The CP from ~25 feet to the east.
#2: North from the CP.
#3: East from the CP.
#4: South from the CP.
#5: West from the CP.
#6: GPS with the zeros lined up.
ALL: All pictures on one page