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And it was all for nothing. What a waste of time.

Readings show Four Corners marker off by 2.5 miles

(04-20) 12:47 PDT Salt Lake City (AP) --

Tourists who want to put a hand or foot in each of four states at the Four Corners area are apparently off the mark — by about 2.5 miles. According to readings by the National Geodetic Survey, the Four Corners marker showing the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah is about 2.5 miles west of where it should be.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/04/20/national/a124751D82.DTL&tsp=1
 

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N36 59.999 W109 00.041 according to Mapsource Topo

according to the article N37 W109

that's about 199 feet
 

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damn. guess i'll just have to go back to durango for some dert NNCing and stop off at the "new and improved" 4 corners along the way.

drat!
 

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GPS handhelds have been available for over a decade; professional ones before that. Why is this just being discovered now?
 

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I think it's California's fault.
 

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we;ve had accurate topographic maps for over a century. strange they just noticed
 

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bring more opium next time
 

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I gotta call BS on this one. I've used different map data & coordinates for the monument, including NAD 27, NAD83 and WGS84. None put the monument more than a couple hundred feet off.
 

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jorgy said:
I gotta call BS on this one. I've used different map data & coordinates for the monument, including NAD 27, NAD83 and WGS84. None put the monument more than a couple hundred feet off.

Well, unless weeners can reach a couple hundred feet, that still makes it null and void for those who claim they've made love in all four states at the same time.






(thisisglassthreeofbirthdaymerlottalkingitsomaynotmakesenseorbefunny)
 

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OldEndicottHiway said:
thisisglassthreeofbirthdaymerlottalkingitsomaynotmakesenseorbefunny)
Makes perfect sense to me. And it's funny as well. :rolleyes:
 
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