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PostThu Feb 21, 2002 11:26 pm 
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This is a great (and ambitious!) project. I picked up 3 "near hits" in Montana back in June that I haven't sent in yet. Very interesting to check out other parts of the world.
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PostFri Feb 22, 2002 12:23 am 
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mcaver, are you sure you haven't had 3 hits of something else?  got a link? tongue.gif
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PostFri Feb 22, 2002 2:45 pm 
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Note, my initial post says "haven't sent in yet"  smile.gif
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PostFri Feb 22, 2002 9:04 pm 
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What is the DCP?  I think I remember some mumblings about it awhile back but...

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PostSat Feb 23, 2002 3:06 pm 
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I think mcaver was talking about this link.  Maybe he'll cofirm when his mind has cleared wink.gif.

http://www.confluence.org/
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PostSun Feb 24, 2002 8:53 am 
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Heh, yea that's it. I thought you were saying your couldn't find my submissions. I must have been loopy!  dizzy.gif
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PostSun Feb 24, 2002 10:32 am 
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Tom wrote:
http://www.confluence.org/

Now that I can see what the heck you were talking about -- VERY cool!  I really like the idea.  I read the FAQ on the site but I'm still a little confused about "primary" vs. "secondary" confluences... anyone care to explain?  confused.gif Maybe I'm just getting loopy as well.  smile.gif

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PostTue Feb 26, 2002 7:40 pm 
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Here's what I got out of their Poles Problem page:

As you get closer to the north/south poles, the lines of longitude get closer together, which means there are more confluence points in a smaller area of land. To keep this few skewing the balance of points toward the poles, they devised a formula to skip (classify as secondary) some of the points at these higher latitudes. They say they'll still post photos and reports for secondary confluences, but they are not required to complete the project.
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PostWed Feb 27, 2002 1:44 pm 
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Ah, thanks... the poles problem page cleared it up, I couldn't figure out how they chose which points to skip.  Very cool, I spent at least a couple of hours at this site last night.  I love the composite maps.

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PostThu Feb 28, 2002 11:25 am 
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It's a great resource to get an idea of what the geography of some far-off place is like, like Africa or Asia.
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PostSat Mar 02, 2002 12:20 am 
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mcaver wrote:
It's a great resource to get an idea of what the geography of some far-off place is like, like Africa or Asia.

...or New Jersey

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PostSat Jun 08, 2002 10:57 pm 
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What a cool link!  This is kinda like geocaching, but all over the world.  Man, if I had all the money and time that I wanted.... agree.gif
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