That’s it in a nutshell.

But more precisely, the confluence of a whole number integer- like you stated 10 Lat & 10 Long — which also equal to 10 N, and 10 E… Counting 10 lines of longitudes west of the prime meridian (0 degrees) will give you 10 W or 10 Long…. and counting 10 lines of latitudes north will give you 10 N or 10 Lat. What you have to remember is there 10 degrees West is also equal to -10 degrees because it is 10 degrees west of the prime meridian….-10 degrees and 10 degrees point to two different locations… is that confusing?

At work I am trying to setup a field trip at the Annual Meeting in Chicago to visit one, two, or even three confluences in the Chicago area. One of them is on Lake Michigan…. I’d love to go to that one, but it’s gonna be COLD!

Here is a Google Map of 42N, 42E:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42N,+42E&spn=21.131422,69.468750&iwloc=A&hl=en

It brings ya to Georgia!! (note that it’s 42 degrees East, not West!)

Ain’t that a peach :-)

~jayla ]]>