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The Great Lines of earth category is for markers, plaques, signs or other man-made objects like statues, monuments, etc., that indicate any of the following: the five major circles of latitudes, equal degree of latitudes (parallells), equal degree of longitude (meridians), or historical meridians.
Expanded Description:

Waymarks in this category present one of the great lines listed below!

A. Major circles of latitude:
1. Arctic Circle (66° 33' 39'' N)
2. Tropic of Cancer (23° 26' 22'' N)
3. Equator (0° latitude)
4. Tropic of Capricorn (23° 26' 22'' S)
5. Antarctic Circle (66° 33' 39'' S)

B. Equal degree of latitude:
For example 45 degrees.
Some others are mentioned in Wikipedia site of circles of latitudes.

C. Equal degree of longitudes, except Greenwich / Prime meridian that already has its own category.

D. Historical Meridians:
See Wikipedia site of historical meridians

Here are some examples of great lines of earth markers:


Image from Wikipedia (180 th meridian marker in Taveuni, Fiji)

Image from wikipedia (Tropic of cancer monument in northeast of Villa de Cos, Zacatecas, Mexico.)

Instructions for Posting a Great Lines of Earth Waymark:

There must be some kind of man-made object, marker, sign or plaque that marks the great line in question. It doesn't need to to have any written coordinates. Plain text is enough as long as there is something that proves the object is placed to indicate one of the great lines of Earth.

Name your waymark using following format.
[name of degree of latitude, longitude, major circle or historical meridian] [What kind of object] - [City, Country].
For example. Arctic Circle sign - Rovaniemi, Finland

Measure accurately the waymark's location with your GPSr. These are waymarks coordinates!

(Added 24.8.2009)Each marker can only be waymarked once in this category. So if there is a marker that have coordinates in equal degree of latitude and longitude meaning it is Confluence point. That would one waymark in this category.

Tolerance: Give the distance and direction between your GPSr reading of the location and the actual location of the great line that your waymark represents.

Tell us what is written on object about the great line that you have waymarked.

At least TWO photos are required. One should be a clear close-up of the marker or object, and one must be a wide view showing the marker or object in its surroundings. Photos showing yourself, your group, or your GPSr are also welcomed, but optional.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Post a picture of the object and tell something about your visit at site.
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Great Lines of Earth45th Parallel - Perry, ME

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Along Highway 1 in eastern Maine, this is one of a pair of markers which tell us we are at the 45th parallel. This marker is on the west side of the highway about 1.6 miles north of the little community of Perry, ME.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 6/23/2015

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth50° Nördlicher Breite — Rüsselsheim, Germany

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This marker indicates the 50th Parallel going right through the entrance of Rüsselsheim fortress

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 5/12/2015

last visited: 4/25/2015

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Great Lines of Earth32 South Latitude marker - Cottesloe, Western Australia

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A south latitude marker

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 4/15/2015

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth98th meridian - '92 historical marker - Kingfisher County, OK

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The marker is slightly east of the 98th meridian line, and 3 years later in hisotry

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/2/2015

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth98th meridian - historical marker - Kingfisher County, OK

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The marker is slightly east of the 98th meridian line.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/2/2015

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth50th Parallel sign - Trechtingshausen, Germany

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Silberne Bodenlinie auf dem Rheinradweg am 50. Breitengrad *** Silver line on the ground of the bicycle path along the river Rhine on 50. degree of latitude

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 4spring

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 2/5/2015

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthE 10° Markers - Northeim, Germany

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Ein Infoschild und eine weisse Linie markieren den 10. Längengrad. / An informative sign and a white cobblestone line mark the 10th meridian.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 12/31/2014

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthE 16° Meridian Monument - Zagreb, Croatia

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E 16° Meridian Monument in Zagreb, Croatia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Croatia

date approved: 9/12/2014

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth49 degree of latitude monument - Karlsruhe, Germany

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Dieser Stein im Karlsruher Zoo markiert den 49. Breitengrad. / This monument marks the 49 degree of latitude.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member DieCacherGirls

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth50th Parallel - Schloss Johannisberg, Hesse

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This marker indicates that the 50th Parallel goes right through Schloss Johannisberg, a castle and famous winery

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 8/9/2014

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth60th Parallel on the MacKenzie Hwy - AB & NWT

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This Great Line of Earth is the 60th Parallel between Alberta and the Northwest Territories. This crossing is on the MacKenzie Highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Northwest Territories, Canada

date approved: 7/18/2014

last visited: 6/1/2015

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Great Lines of EarthThe Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian - Cairo, IL

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Just up the hwy from Fort Defiance is another of these Meridian markers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthHistorical Survey Marker - Cairo, IL

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Indicates 3rd Principal Meridian

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: 6/25/2015

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Great Lines of EarthInitial Point of the Gila and Salt River Base Line and Meridian - Avondale, AZ

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Initial Point of the Gila and Salt River Base Line and Meridian - Avondale, AZ

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ILuvAZ

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/25/2014

last visited: 5/17/2014

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Great Lines of EarthThe Third Principal Meridian Monument - Centralia, Illinois

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The point where the Third Principal Meridian intersects its east-west base line. At least 60 percent of the land in Illinois is measured from and identified by these two important coordinates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/15/2014

last visited: 11/11/2006

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Great Lines of EarthSixth Principle Meridian - Wray, CO

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This marker commemorates the various surveys that were done in the 19th century near the corner point of of Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado. Some of those surveys related to the 6th Principle Meridian which marks the border between Kansas & Nebraska.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/15/2014

last visited: 6/2/2015

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Great Lines of EarthWilamette Stone - Portland, OR

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The Willamette Stone was a small stone obelisk originally located in the western hills of Portland, Oregon in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/15/2014

last visited: 8/5/2014

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Great Lines of Earth45th Parallel Sign ~ Union County, Oregon

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This sign marks the 45th Parallel, halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. It is just south of the junction of US Highway 30 and Interstate Highway 84 in the middle of nowhere about midway between La Grande and Baker City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/31/2014

last visited: 4/1/2014

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Great Lines of Earth100th Meridian -- Cozad NE

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The 100th meridian was a major to-reach for the transcontinental railroad

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Nebraska

date approved: 2/10/2014

last visited: 6/15/2004

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Great Lines of Earth44 deg South, Hinds, South Island, New Zealand

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A steel and stone marker signifying the 44 degrees south latitude.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Spindoctors

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 1/3/2014

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthMeridian line of St. Sulpice church / Méridienne de l'église St. Sulpice (Paris)

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The depicted historic meridian, hidden in the interior of monumental Church of St. Sulpice in Paris centre, is thanks to novel/movie "Da Vinci Code" probably one of the best known meridians worldwide...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 11/14/2013

last visited: 12/29/2014

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Great Lines of Earth100th Meridian - South Dakota

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Located on a lonely South Dakota road!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tipete

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/4/2013

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthTropic of Capricorn sign - Namibia

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Tropic of Capricorn sign on both sides of the C14.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cache-amount

location: Namibia

date approved: 7/19/2013

last visited: 11/7/2010

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Great Lines of Earth50th Parallel, Moravany, Czech Republic

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Small village, small plaque, significant geographical place...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Pardubicky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/16/2013

last visited: 7/30/2014

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Great Lines of EarthThe North-South Central Axis of Beijing City - Beijing, China

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The emperors in ancient China believed that they were the center of the world, so all of their palaces should be built on the axis across “the center”from south to north of Beijing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: China

date approved: 5/3/2013

last visited: never

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