The Degree Confluence Project is a global image mapping project where people “visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures, along with a narrative describing the adventures it took to get there are then posted on this web site. This creates an organized sampling of the world.” The world is split into a grid of long/lat intersection points with the object of creating a complete world map comprised of people’s photos. Photographers are “confluence hunters” who go on wild excursions with cameras and GPS devices to capture images of previously un-uploaded locations. I really like the DIY aspect of the project and how it causes action from people to take the photos for a wider collective map that allows everyone to participate in a collaborative fashion. Thanks to Lisa Jevbratt for the link.


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