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Roger J. Wendell
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Waypoints, GPX Tracks
Grid Squares, and Navigation

Roger J. Wendell on top Squaw Mountain, Colorado - 05-26-2014
Me and my GPS pointing the way on Squaw Mountain...
GPS Constellation
A simulation of the original design of the GPS space segment
released to the public domain by Wiki user Shushruth

 

Ten Essentials Click Here for the Ten Essentials - Don't leave home without 'em!

 

Angelina Jolie Waypoint Tattoo of her Childrens'birthplaces
Jolie's waypoint tattoo...
A Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) receiver tunes into the microwave signals broadcast by 24 satellites that each orbit the Earth every 12 hours. This "Constellation" of two dozen navigational satellites is controlled by the United States Department of Defense and operated by the U.S. Military (This is an unfortunate situation in that not only is the American military used for suspect purposes but they've also been known to intentionally shut the GPS system down over certain parts of the planet!!). There are six orbital planes (each with four satellites) spaced equally at 60 degrees apart and inclined at abut 55 degrees with respect to the equatorial plane. In plain English this means you can usually count on your receiver "seeing" about five to eight of these satellites at anyone time - depending on where you're located, of course...

In August, 1998 I ended up with my first GPS - A Garmin GPS 12XL Personal Navigator. I won the device as a door prize at an amateur radio "swapfest" and it served me well until I lost it in Argentina in 2004... So, in July, 2004 I purchased a Garmin eTrex Vista Personal Navigator. I still don't rely on a GPS completely, for navigation, because I can drop and break it, the batteries run dry, I can (and have!) lose it, the military can turn it off (as mentioned above), and bad weather and canyon walls can block its signal reception. [ed note: As recently as August 2011 there was still serious concern that solar flares would disrupte the world's GPS devices...]. That being said, a GPS is still a fun little devices to play with so I usually don't leave home without one!

Waypoints Storing "Waypoints" is one of the features I use most on my GPS. The owner's manual for my GPX 12XL simply defined a waypont as "A specific location saved in the receiver's memory" (bottom of page 3 in the glossary). The waypoints I store are usually the location of a mountain top I've visited, a friend's home, a trailhead, or even the rooftop of the Dalai Lama's Potala Palace in Tibet! Anyway, I'll list my collection of waypoints on this and other pages as time permits. And, as a safety note, I ask that you do not rely on my waypoints for anything - I list 'em here for personal use and cannot verify their accuracy!
- Roger J. Wendell
August, 2004 - Golden, Colorado

 

GPS and Time

The GPS system relies on precise time, both from ground and satellite units, to calculate your exact location in three dimensions. Because of Special Relativity the clocks on the satellites slow down due to their speed. The clocks on the ground slow down even more due to the Earth's gravity well. Therefore, the clocks in oribit must be slowed down, slightly, to match the GPS clocks on Earth. The processor in your gps unit takes all these things into account when it makes its calculations for your speed and elevation here on Earth.
Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for my page on Time...

 

Geoid and Ellipsoid To calculate elevation, a GPS typically relies on a standard geoid model.

The geoid is the equipotential surface that would coincide with the mean ocean surface of the Earth if the oceans and atmosphere were in equilibrium and at rest relative to the planet's rotation - kind of like a surface of constant gravity if the Earth was entirely ocean.

The ellipsoid is an arbitrary reference surface that is an approximation of the Earth's shape, which is basically a sphere slightly "flattened" at the poles.

"The procedure of geodetic leveling provides a height that is commonly known as a height above mean sea level. In this process, level differences, which express the alignment of a level bubble, are combined with surface gravity readings to obtain final values. Formally, heights from geodetic leveling are known as orthometric heights." "It should come as no surprise that orthometric heights will reflect local variations in gravity as well as changes in topography. The reference surface for orthometric heights is a level surface of the Earth that is closely associated with mean sea level on a global basis. This particular level surface is called the geoid. Orthometric heights are the vertical distance from the geoid to the surface of the Earth. And, by convention, the sign is considered positive as one moves radially outward."

"GPS, on the other hand, produces a much different kind of height. Whether one uses point, differential, or differenced carrier phase positioning, one obtains a set of XYZ coordinates that depend upon locations of base stations and satellite positions. These three-dimensional, geometric relationships, in contrast to geodetic leveling, do not depend on local gravity variations. Since XYZ coordinates do not directly express the notion of height, it is necessary to transform them into a different coordinate system. Typically, XYZ are transformed into geodetic latitude, longitude and ellipsoidal height. This transformation is performed using a very simple, two-parameter, model of the Earth: the ellipsoid."

Converting GPS Height into NAVD88 Elevation with the GEOID96 Geoid Height Model
- Dennis G. Milbert, Ph.D. and Dru A. Smith, Ph.D.
National Geodetic Survey, NOAA

 

In February, 2009 my friend Jeff was shopping around for a GPS receiver so we both looked into the matter a little more deeply. Again, I'm not an expert in navigation so I strongly recommend you take a class and study the matter before you rely on your GPS for survival.

Anyway, a decade ago I was using the term "breadcrumb" track to describe the electronic memory of where my GPS had been tracking my travel. I think now, in the last part of this decade, they're starting to use the term, "tracklog" to describe the same thing. www.gpsinformation.net describes it this way on one of their web pages (they changed their domain name so I don't know if you'll be able to find this exact wording again or not):

"Tracklogs are basically the equivalent of dropping breadcrumbs so that you can retrace your steps. They provide a history of your travels."

"A tracklog can be automatically turned into a trackback route to lead you back to your starting point. In addition they can be downloaded to a computer and used to 'playback' your travel over the top of a mapping program so that you can show someone exactly where you went. Since time is also recorded the computer program could also indicate the speed of your travel and compute the length of the trip as recorded in the tracklog. Tracklogs are capable of recording breaks in the log where you moved between fixes or where the unit may have lost a lock. Tracklogs are displayed on the map screen along with visual indications of waypoint locations and your current position."

- Roger J. Wendell
February 2009 - Golden, Colorado

 

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Maidenhead Grid Locator System
and Amateur Radio

Roger J. Wendell Amateur Radio operators often use the Maidenhead Locator System when providing their QTH (Location) during a communications exchange. The grid locator is a convenient way of expressing location (and aiming antennas!) on VHF, UHF, and the microwave bands. However, "grid squares" are also convenient for QRP (low power transmissions) operators interested in calculating miles-per-watt statistics on the HF bands.

"Grid squares" are like rectangles and are a way of dividing up the surface of the Earth. Grid squares are a quick way of describing your general location anywhere on the Earth in a manner that is easy to communicate over the air. The Maidenhead Locator System is named after the town outside of London where it was first conceived, in 1980, at a meeting of European amateur radio operators involved in VHF communications.

A grid square measures 1° latitude by 2° longitude and measures approximately 70 by 100 miles (113 by 161 kilometres) in the continental United States. A grid square is indicated by two letters (the field) and two numbers (the square), as in DM79, the grid square within which Denver area amateur radio operators reside here in Colorado. Grid Squares are further divided into sub squares which are designated by the addition of two letters after the grid square. For example, one of the aforementioned Denver Area amateur radio operators might be located in grid square DM79op - an area called "Smoky Hill" in southeast Aurora, Colorado.

Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for the K2DSL Maidenhead Grid Locator Map...

 

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Compass Here are a few Waypoints I've created around our country, and around the world. Again, I ask that you do not rely on my waypoints for anything - I list 'em here for personal use and cannot verify their accuracy!

 

Africa:

Tanzania - January 2003

Marangu Hotel       S 03° 17'48.8" E 037° 31'27.9" 4,500 feet 1,372 metres
Barranco Hut S 03° 05'43.3" E 037° 19'49.3" 12,950 feet 3,947 metres
Barafu Hut S 03° 05'56.4" E 037° 22'41.0" 15,100 feet 4,600 metres
Uhuru Peak S 03° 04'36.6" E 037° 21'16.0" 19,340 feet 5,895 metres
Mweka Hut S 03° 09'24.6" E 037° 22'01.6" 9,850 feet 3,000 metres

 

Kenya - January 2003

Old Moses Camp S 00° 02'56.1" E 037° 17'13.5" 11,175 feet 3,400 metres
Shipton's Camp S 00° 08'29.1" E 037° 18'53.4" 13,780 feet 4,200 metres
Point Lenana S 00° 09'18.2" E 037° 19'05.2" 16,355 feet 4,985 metres
Mackinder's Camp S 00° 10'03.1" E 037° 17'36.2" 13,645 feet 4,159metres
Met Station S 00° 10'14.1" E 037° 12'49.6" 9,850 feet 3,002 metres

 

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Antarctica:

Cuverville Island (Tourist beach)
01-28-2011
S 64° 41.085" W 062° 37.843' 56 feet 17 metres
Hannah Point, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands
01-31-2011
S 62° 39.243' W 060° 36.661' 37 feet 11 metres
Neko Harbor, Andvord Bay, Graham Land
01-28-2011
S 64° 50.672' W 062° 31.301' 444 feet 135 metres
Neptune's Window, Whaler's Bay, Deception Island
01-31-2011
S 64° 50.672' W 062° 31.301' 157 feet 48 metres
Port Lockroy (United Kingdom), Goudier Island
01-30-2011
S 64° 49.512' W 063° 29.661' 698 feet 213 metres
Presidente Gabriel González Videla (Chile)
01-29-2011
S 64° 49.438' W 062° 51.433' 260 feet 79 metres

 

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South America:

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Plaza San Martin 01-22-2011
S 34° 35.695" W 058° 22.632' 51 feet 15.5 metres
Devil's Throat, Iguazú Falls, Argentina 02-05-2011 S 25° 41.734" W 054° 26.240' 582 feet 117 metres
Hito Tres Fronteras (Argentina side) - junction of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil, where the Iguazú and the Paraná rivers converge 02-05-2011 S 25° 35.682" W 054° 35.444' 524 feet 160 metres
Iguazú Falls, Brazil (I took this one while on the metal ramp directly over the falls!) 02-05-2011 S 25° 41.500" W 054° 26.282' 436 feet 133 metres
Lima, Peru (Airport)
01-21-2011
S 12° 01.513" W 077° 06.463' 185 feet 56 metres
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
01-25-2011
S 54° 50.779" W 068° 88.871' 52 feet 16 metres
Ushuaia, Argentina (Airport)
(World's southernmost city)
Tierra del Fuego Province 01-25-2011
S 54° 50.352" W 068° 18.718' 185 feet 56 metres
Ushuaia, Argentina (Port Ushuaia)
(World's southernmost city)
Tierra del Fuego Province 01-25-2011
S 54° 48.437" W 068° 18.116' 0 feet 0 metres

 

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Taj Mahal photo by Tami - Agra, India - 12-02-2008 India:
November/December 2008

Amber Fort-Palace, Jaipur N 26° 59.187' E 075° 51.045' 1,558 feet 475 metres
Bharat Mata (Mother of India) temple N 25° 19.040' E 082° 59.348' 220 feet 67 metres
Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh N 25° 26.925' E 078° 34.145' 807 feet 246 metres
Khajuraho (erotic temple art) N 24° 51.157' E 079° 55.375' 687 feet 209 metres
Pink City, Jaipur N 26° 55.430' E 075° 49.624' 1,157 feet 353 metres
Ranthambhore National Park (entrance) N 26° 01.433' E 076° 27.403' 1,209 feet 369 metres
Sarnath Stupa where Buddha preached his first sermon to his disciples N 25° 22.843' E 083° 01.625' 150 feet 46 metres
Varanasi on the River Ganges N 25° 18.416' E 083° 00.645' 141 feet 43 metres

 

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Roger J. Wendell at Four Corners - 04-22-2006
Me at Four Corners...
Unusual Places:
4 Corners (Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah) N 36° 59.936' W 109° 02.714' 4,831 feet 1,472 metres
Dachau (Germany) N 48° 16.111' E 011° 28.121' 1,545 feet 471 metres
Darwin Hospital Australia S 12° 21.370' E 130° 52.988' 78 feet 24 metres
Potala Palace, Tibet (from the roof!) N 29° 39'28.3" E 091° 07'00.2" 12,000+ feet 3,700+ metres

 

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Europa:

 

Bregenz, Austria N 47° 30.197' E 009° 44.309' 6,668 feet 1,728 metres
Dachau Camp (Germany) N 48° 16.111' E 011° 28.121' 1,545 feet 471 metres
Hammersmith, London (intersection of Winslow Road and Fulham Palace Road) N 51° 29.275' W 000° 13.334' faulty reading (-350 feet) faulty reading (-107 metres)
Kleine Scheidegg (Switzerland) N 46° 35.115' E 007° 57.677' 6,762 feet 2,061 metres
Lechtenstein (one of the entrances) N 47° 13.106' E 009° 34.213' 1,434 feet 437 metres
London Heathrow (Intermational Terminal 5) N 51° 31.258' W 000° 28.865' 282 feet 86 metres
Mamer, Luxembourg N 49° 37.615' E 006° 01.998' 967 feet 295 metres
München, Germany (Downtown) N 48° 08.235' E 011° 34.514' 1,699 feet 518 metres
Munich Airport (Terminal 2) N 53° 05.265' E 011° 38.440' 1,346 feet 410 metres
Pößnecker Klettersteig - Dolomites (Italy) N 46° 30.893' E 011° 47.458' 9,667 feet 2,947 metres
Wolkenstein, Italy (town centre) N 46° 33.282' E 011° 45.643' 5,206 feet 1,587 metres

 

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American States:

 

Arizona
Click Here for my waypoints in Grand Canyon)

Amitabha Stupa in Sedona N 34° 52.532' W 111° 48.494' 4,619 feet 1,408 metres
Biosphere 2 N 32° 34.745' W 110° 51.039' 3,876 feet 1,181 metres
Biosphere 2 (top of stairs) N 32° 34.777' W 110° 51.008' 3,903 feet 1,190 metres
Crystal Forest, Petrified Forest (April 2014) N 34° 51.855' W 109° 47.440' 5,525 feet 1,684 metres
Fort Apache N 33° 47.457' W 109° 59.463' 5,023 feet 1,531 metres
Geranimo Pass N 33° 49.422' W 110° 08.662' 5,312 feet 1,619 metres
Jasper Forest, Petrified Forest (April 2014) N 34° 53.334' W 109° 48.450' 5,437 feet 1,657 metres
Mesa (Main and Sycamore - May 2014) N 33° 24.851' W 111° 52.202' 1,241 feet 378 metres
Sedona (Sugar Loaf Trailhead)
June 2011
N 34° 52.460' W 111° 47.788' 4,592 feet 1,399.6 metres
Organ Pipe Cactus Monument N 31° 57.286' W 112° 48.077' 1,792 feet 546 metres
Tombstone (cross streets) N 31° 42.764' W 110° 04.029' 4,472 feet 1,363 metres
Winslow (Jackson Brown statue at Second and Kinsley - April 2014) N 35° 01.404' W 110° 41.884' 4,844 feet 1,476 metres

 

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Fredonyer Pass, California - 02-08-2008
Fredonyer Pass
Califronia
Bridgeport - Mono County Courthouse N 38° 15.354' W 119° 13.709' 6,433 feet 1,961 metres
Canyondam - Post Office N 40° 10.325' W 121° 04.314' 4,627 feet 1,410 metres
Devils Gate Pass N 38° 20.906' W 119° 21.798' 7,519 feet 2,292 metres
Donner Pass N 39° 20.485' W 120° 20.394' 7,227 feet 2,202 metres
Fredonyer Pass N 40° 21.550' W 120° 52.034' 5,748 feet 1,752 metres
I-80 at the Nevada border (March '08) N 39° 28.108' W 120° 00.179' 4,864 feet 1,483 metres
Jacumba (Mexican border) N 32° 37.056' W 116° 11.382' 2,795 feet 852 metres
Lee Summit Pass N 39° 52.726' W 120° 45.660' 4,439 feet 1,353 metres
Mono Lake N 37° 58.681' W 119° 07.721' 6,399 feet 1,951 metres
Monterey Cannery Row N 36° 36.964' W 121° 54.024' 20 feet 6 metres
Monterey Coast Guard Pier N 36° 36.530' W 121° 53.467' 10 feet 3 metres
Monterey Coast Guard Station N 36° 36.546' W 121° 53.864' 50 feet 15 metres
Pigeon Point Lighthouse N 37° 10.888' W 122° 23.665' 45 feet 14 metres
Pine Ridge Trailhead - Ventana Wilderness N 36° 14.765' W 121° 46.796' 381 feet 116 metres
Pt Reyes Lighthouse N 37° 59.743' W 123° 01.390' 270 feet 82 metres
Randy's Donuts - 805 West Manchester Boulevard
Iglewood 90301 02-07-2011
N 33° 57.710' W 118° 22.218' 116 feet 35 metres
Salton Sea - Bombay Beach N 33° 20.854' W 115° 43.780' - 202 feet - 62 metres
Sattley (March '08) N 39° 36.939' W 120° 25.573' 4,935 feet 1,504 metres
Sierra City (March '08) N 39° 33.932' W 120° 38.153' 4,147 feet 1,264 metres
Yuba Pass - Highway 49 (March '08) N 39° 37.043' W 120° 29.388' 6,701 feet 2,042 metres

 

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Independence Pass, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 07-31-2009
Independence Pass - 3,686 metres
Colorado (I also have some waypoints for trailheads, on my hiking page and waypoints for various summits on my 13ers and 14ers pages...)
Alma (Center of town as of August '07) N 39° 17.027' W 106° 03.769' 10,427 feet 3,178 metres
Blue Mesa Pass N 38° 23.165' W 107° 26.027' 8,715 feet 2,656 metres
Blue Mountain N 40° 15.075' W 108° 51.739' 5,823 feet 1,775 metres
Boulder EcoCycle N 40° 01.072' W 105° 12.453' 5,251 feet 1,600 metres
Buena Vista - South Main and East Main at River Park N 38° 50.678' W 106° 07.383' 7,965 feet 2,428 metres
Buffalo Bill's Grave - Lookout Mountain west of Denver N 39° 43.957' W 105° 14.297' 7,326 feet 2,233 metres
Butler Gulch trailhead at the Henderson Mine N 39° 46.269' W 105° 51.288' 10,561 feet 3,219 metres
Cameo (at the big Cameo sign next to the Xcel power plant) N 39° 08.958' W 108° 19.021' 4,359 feet 1,328 metres
Carbondale N 39° 24.033' W 107° 12.670' 6,181 feet 1,883 metres
Cerro Summit Pass N 38° 26.674' W 107° 38.392' 7,988 feet 2,435 metres
Chama (Center of town as of August '07) N 37° 09.710' W 105° 22.786' 8,470 feet 2,582 metres
Cherry Creek Reservoir (east entrance) N 39° 38.388' W 104° 49.901' 5,744 feet 1,751 metres
Coal Bank Pass N 37° 41.941' W 107° 46.641' 10,640 feet 3,243 metres
Craig (City Park) N 40° 30.919' W 107° 32.558' 6,185 feet 1,885 metres
Crested Butte (Downtown) N 38° 52.238' W 106° 58.934' 8,802 feet 2,683 metres
Delta (Intersection of Highways 50 & 92) N 38° 44.714' W 108° 04.243' 4,961 feet 1,512 metres
Dolores - Post Office N 37° 28.446' W 108° 29.837' 6,936 feet 2,114 metres
Douglas Pass (state highway 139) N 39° 35.844' W 108° 48.312' 8,268 feet 2,520 metres
Denver International Airport N 39° 50.893' W 104° 40.352' 5,431 feet 1,655 metres
Durango - Train Depot at the Intersection of 5th & Main N 37° 16.149' W 107° 52.939' 6,512 feet 1,984 metres
Elk Springs N 40° 21.306' W 108° 26.953' 6,378 feet 1,944 metres
Florence N 38° 23.267' W 105° 06.733' 5,263 feet 1,604 metres
Four Way - Cielo Vista Ranch N 37° 08.537' W 105° 13.942' 11,078 feet 3,377 metres
Fruita Paleontological Area - Trailhead N 39° 09.083' W 108° 45.797' 4,542 feet 1,384 metres
Glade Park (Grocery Store) N 38° 59.626' W 108° 44.442' 6,877 feet 2,096 metres
Grand Mesa - route 65 N 39° 01.631' W 108° 01.848' 10,839 feet 3,304 metres
Grand Junction - 7th & Main historic district N 39° 04.040' W 108° 36.672' 4,620 feet 1,408 metres
Grand Junction Regional Airport (Pedestrian entrance into the terminal) N 39° 07.333' W 108° 31.776' 4,858 feet 1,480 metres
Green Mountain - Lakewood N 39° 42.059' W 105° 10.664' 6,853 feet 2,089 metres
Hayden (Entrance to Routt County Fairgrounds) N 40° 29.462' W 107° 15.573' 6,336 feet 1,931 metres
Hoosier Pass N 39° 21.708' W 106° 03.772' 11,539 feet 3,517 metres
Hotchkiss N 39° 47.993' W 107° 43.253' 5,351 feet 1,631 metres
Independence Pass N 39° 06.497' W 106° 33.876' 12,095 feet 3,686 metres
Iron Spring Campground (Montrose County Road 90) N 38° 18.973' W 108° 09.780' 8,960 feet 2,731 metres
Kenosha Pass N 39° 24.772' W 105° 45.523' 10,000 feet 3,048 metres
KGNU (4700 Walnut) N 40° 01.173' W 105° 14.571' 5,263 feet 1,604 metres
Keota (at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue & Tioga Avenue) N 40° 42.219' W 104° 04.417' 4,968 feet 1,514 metres
Kremmling N 40° 03.526' W 106° 23.333' 7,364 feet 2,245 metres
Lake City N 38° 01.740' W 107° 18.899' 8,625 feet 2,629 metres
La Veta Pass N 37° 36.864' W 105° 11.409' 9,413 feet 2,869 metres
Leadville N 39° 15.027' W 106° 17.557' 10,152 feet 3,094 metres
Lizard Head Pass N 37° 48.677' W 107° 54.509' 10,222 feet 3,116 metres
Marble (at the fire station) N 39° 04.218' W 107° 11.445' 7,950 feet 2,423 metres
Massadona N 40° 15.096' W 108° 38.370' 5,794 feet 1,766 metres
Maybell (Lowell St & Hwy 40 in front of "Betty's Back Porch") N 40° 31.023' W 108° 05.240' 5,920 feet 1,804 metres
McClure Pass summit N 39° 07.732' W 107° 17.117' 8,755 feet 2,668 metres
Mesa Verde Park Headquarters N 37° 11.053' W 108° 29.317' 6,993 feet 2,131 metres
Milner N 40° 29.134' W 107° 01.228' 6,522 feet 1,988 metres
Molas Pass N 37° 44.255' W 107° 41.871' 10,910 feet 3,325 metres
Monarch Pass N 38° 29.804' W 106° 19.563' 11,312 feet 3,448 metres
Montezuma Towne Centre N 39° 34.806' W 105° 52.058' 10,295 feet 3,109 metres
Montrose - Main Post Office Monument N 38° 28.740' W 107° 52.608' 5,806 feet 1,69 metres
Muddy Pass (U.S. Highway 40) N 40° 22.785' W 106° 34.775' 8,772 feet 2,674 metres
Naturita - Town Hall N 38° 12.975' W 108° 33.854' 5,431 feet 1,655 metres
No Name (at the I-70 rest stop visitor lookout) N 39° 33.617' W 107° 17.455' 5,905 feet 1,800 metres
Norwood - Post Office N 38° 97.852' W 108° 17.397' 7,014 feet 2,137 metres
Olathe - Post Office N 38° 36.446' W 107° 58.754' 5,358 feet 1,633 metres
Ouray (town centre) N 38° 01.437' W 107° 40.283' 7,775 feet 2,370 metres
Paonia (downtown) N 38° 52.119' W 107° 35.976' 5,648 feet 1,721 metres
Pearl Pass N 39° 00.328' W 106° 50.290' 11,313 feet 3,448 metres
Placerville - Post Office N 38° 01.033' W 108° 03.215' 7,316 feet 2,229 metres
Poncha Pass (US 285 runs through it) N 38° 25.325' W 106° 05.279' 9,010 feet 2,746 metres
Rabbit Ears Pass (U.S. Highway 40) N 40° 23.005' W 106° 36.708' 9,426 feet 2,873 metres
Rampart Range (Flat Rock overlook) N 39° 19.570' W 105° 05.100' 8,230 feet 2,509 metres
Rangely (at the police station) N 40° 05.246' W 108° 48.146' 5,224 feet 1,592 metres
Redstone (at the town museum) N 39° 10.982' W 107° 14.271' 7,203 feet 2,195 metres
Redvale - Post Office N 38° 10.459' W 108° 25.054' 6,483 feet 1,976 metres
Rico - Fire Department N 37° 41.407' W 108° 01.890' 8,827 feet 2,690 metres
Ridgway Town Hall N 36° 09.157' W 107° 45.308' 7,000 feet 2,134 metres
San Luis (Center of town as of August '07) N 37° 11.963' W 105° 25.558' 8,217 feet 2,505 metres
Sawpit - Mercantile Store N 37° 59.665' W 108° 00.109' 7,592 feet 2,314 metres
Silverton - City Hall N 37° 48.786' W 107° 39.773' 9,318 feet 2,840 metres
Slumgullion Pass Summit - Highway 149 N 37° 59.380' W 107° 12.403' 11,530 feet 3,514 metres
Somerset (at the Post Office) N 38° 55.578' W 107° 28.213' 6,009 feet 1,831 metres
Steamboat Springs (in front of Routt County Courthouse) N 40° 29.077' W 106° 49.912' 6,695 feet 2,041 metres
St Johns Mine N 39° 34.235' W 105° 52.896' 10,839 feet 3,304 metres
Sunbeam (Entrance to Nielson's Keyhole Ranches) N 40° 33.019' W 108° 12.031' 5,889 feet 1,795 metres
Telluride - San Miguel County Seat N 37° 56.267' W 107° 48.775' 8,777 feet 2,675 metres
Trout Creek Pass (US 285 runs through it) N 38° 54.600' W 105° 58.528' 9,346 feet 2,848 metres
Vail Pass N 39° 32.513' W 106° 13.047' 10,603 feet 3,232 metres
Vallecito Dam (halfway across) N 37° 22.784' W 107° 34.515' 7,641 feet 2,329 metres
Villa Grove (US 285 runs through it) N 38° 14.919' W 105° 56.945' 7,986 feet 2,434 metres
Vicksburg (Museum parking) N 38° 59.903' W 106° 22.555' 9,649 feet 2,941 metres
Westcliffe N 38° 08.016' W 105° 27.829' 7,888 feet 2,404 metres
Winfield N 39° 59.114' W 106° 26.469' 10,245 feet 3,123 metres
Wolf Creek Pass N 37° 28.978' W 106° 48.134' 10,860 feet 3,310 metres
Zenobia Peak (Dinosaur National Monument) N 40° 36.435' W 108° 52.2004' 9,006 feet 2,745 metres

Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for the Longitude and Lattitude of Colorado's 14ers...

 

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Florida (November 2011)

Everglade National Park Office (on the front steps) - town of Everglades N 25° 50.729' W 081° 23.201' 16 feet 4.8 metres
Southern Most Point - Key West N 24° 32.790' W 081° 47.850' 8 feet 2.4 metres
Roser Park Historic District - At the 8th St S & 8th Ave S entrance, St. Petersburg N 27° 45.736' W 082° 38.753' 44 feet 13 metres
Toon Lagoon - Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, Orlando N 28° 28.129' W 081° 28.260' 98 feet 34 metres
US 1 Mile Marker 0 - Key West N 24° 33.316' W 081° 48.241' 16 feet 4.8 metres

 

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Hawai'i (February 2007)

Diamond Head Summit - O'ahu N 21° 15.584' W 157° 48.706' 746 feet 227 metres
Haleakalā Summit - Māui N 20° 42.588' W 156° 15.164' 10,023 feet 3,055 metres
Kipahulu - Near Hana, Māui N 20° 39.723' W 156° 02.743' 403 feet 123 metres
Lān'i City, Lān'i N 20° 49.066' W 156° 55.104' 1,580 feet 482 metres
Manele Harbor, Lān'i N 20° 44.528' W 156° 53.293' 10 feet 3 metres
Mauana Kea, Hawai'i Island N 19° 49.371' W 155° 28.152' 13,796 feet 4,205 metres
Pipeline - Northshore O'ahu N 21° 39.976' W 158° 03.109' 56 feet 17 metres
South Point Complex, Ka Lae, Hawai'i Island N 18° 54.642' W 155° 40.845' 0 feet 0 metres
Note: South Point Complex, on Hawai'i Island, is the southern most point in the United States.
Tami and I marked this waypoint in February, 2007 while walking around the pounding surf on what
rocks were exposed at that time between waves. I suspect the actual point is where the Coast Guard
light beacon is positioned, just a dozen or two metres north of where we took our reading...

 

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Maryland

USPS Bolger Center - Potomac N 39° 01.267' W 077° 11.245' 334 feet 102 metres

 

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Nevada

Baker Archeological Site (AKA Baker Village)
Open plaza in front of the "Big House" (site # 8)
08-04-2011
N 39° 02.246' W 114° 07.345' 5,298 feet 1,615 metres
Baker Post Office 89311 08-04-2011
near intersection highways 487 & 488
N 39° 00.738' W 114° 07.378' 5,319 feet 1,621 metres
Blackrock Summit Highway 6
08-02-2011
N 38° 30.250' W 115° 54.836' 6,257 feet 1,907 metres
Bob Scott Summit - Highway 50 (Nov '07) N 39° 27.426' W 116° 59.780' 7,267 feet 2,215 metres
Connors Pass Highway 6
08-02-2011
N 39° 02.330' W 114° 38.834' 7,722 feet 2,353 metres
Currant Summit Highway 6
08-02-2011
N 39° 49.108' W 115° 17.032' 6,999 feet 2,133 metres
I-80 at the California border (March '08) N 39° 28.108' W 120° 00.179' 4,864 feet 1,483 metres
Murry Pass Highway 6
08-02-2011
N 39° 12.884' W 114° 58.353' 7,316 feet 2,230 metres
Pahrump - Intersection of 160 & 372 (Pahrump Valley Blvd, June 2011) N 36° 12.521' W 115° 50.053' 2,643 feet 805.6 metres
Sacramento Pass Highway 6 & 50
08-02-2011
N 39° 08.584' W 114° 20.189' 7,154 feet 2,180 metres
Sand Springs Pass - Highway 116 (March '08) N 39° 16.417' W 118° 21.068' 4,644 feet 1,415 metres
Saulsbury Summit Highway 6
08-02-2011
N 38° 07.818' W 116° 44.747' 6,522 feet 1,988 metres
Shurz - Highway 95 (Feb '08) N 38° 57.011' W 118° 48.623' 4,123 feet 1,257 metres
Stillwater (March '08) N 39° 31.301' W 118° 32.796' 3,919 feet 1,195 metres
Tonopah Post Office 89049 (Highway 6 & 95)
Main Street & Bryan Avenue
08-02-2011
N 38° 07.818' W 116° 44.747' 6,522 feet 1,988 metres
Warm Springs Summit Highway 6
08-02-2011
N 38° 09.982' W 116° 26.677' 6,293 feet 1,918 metres

 

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New Mexico

Laguna Pueblo (intersection of Sparrow Hawk Road, Mesita Road, and old Route 66 Road - April 2014) N 35° 00.836' W 107° 19.187' 5,670 feet 1,728 metres

 

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North Dakota (May 2009)

White Butte (state high point) N 46° 23.223' W 103° 18.154' 3,506 feet 1,068 metres

 

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Oklahoma (January 2007)

USPS NCED - Norman
(South side center/lake by Highway 9)
N 35° 11.451' W 097° 23.982' 1,226 feet 374 metres

 

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South Dakota (May 2009)

Harney Peak (state high point) N 43° 51.957' W 103° 31.869' 7,244 feet 2,208 metres

 

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Texas (May 2006)

Mayan Ranch near Bandera N 29° 43.158' W 099° 05.375' 1,325 feet 404 metres

 

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Utah (November 2007 and May 2011))

Landscape Arch - Arches National Park N 38° 47.471' W 109° 36.417' 5,263 feet 1,604 metres
Sego Canyon Petroglyphs N 39° 01.140' W 109° 42.584' 5,456 feet 1,654 metres
Unnamed Summit "6280" Highway 6 & 50
(22.5 miles east of the Neavada border)
N 39° 04.439' W 113° 38.356' 6,280 feet 1,914 metres

 

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Washington State (June 29, 2008)

Mt. Baker N 48° 46.601' W 121° 48.875' 10,778 feet 3,285 metres

 

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Wyoming

Pindedale (in front of the Post Office at 413 Pine Street), Sublette County N 42° 52.003' W 109° 51.942' 7, 175 feet 2,187 metres

 

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