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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.
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Great Lines of EarthTrópico de Capricórnio - Itapetininga, SP

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Signs on both sides of SP-127 mark the Tropic of Capricorn - northeast of Itapetininga, São Paulo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: São Paulo, Brazil

date approved: 10/6/2022

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthArctic Circle - Dalton Hwy N of the Yukon River, AK USA

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You can take a bucket-list photo at this sign along the Dalton Highway (made famous on the TV show "Ice Road Truckers") at the Arctic Circle pull-out.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alaska

date approved: 10/6/2022

last visited: 10/20/2022

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Great Lines of Earthmeridian dunkirk - barcelona - conteville en Ternois, France

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The green Meridian from Dunkirk to Barcelona

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PetjeOp

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 8/10/2022

last visited: 8/16/2022

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Great Lines of Earth45° N Sign - Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Wyoming, USA

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The Wyoming-Montana border

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml

location: Wyoming

date approved: 8/10/2022

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthLa méridienne verte - Racquinghem, France

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FR - La Méridienne Verte est un des projets(avec l’Incroyable Pique-Nique) dans le cadre des manifestations organisées autour du passage à l’an 2000. EN - La Méridienne Verte is one of the projects (with the Incroyable Pique-Nique) as part of the events organized around the transition to the year 2000.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 6/24/2022

last visited: 7/13/2022

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Great Lines of EarthN51° - Mechelen, Belgium

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At seven locations in the districts and villages of Mechelen, the city has placed signs to indicate the 51° north. The sign reads (in NL): "You are crossing the 51° latitude"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Antwerpen, Belgium

date approved: 6/2/2022

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth100th Meridian - Slapout, OK

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A historical marker at this road side pull out relates the origin of the Oklahoma Panhandle - east of Slapout, Oklahoma

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/16/2022

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth“South Magnetic” - Frederick, MD

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One of many historical markers in Frederick, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/1/2022

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthMason And Dixon Line - Norrisville, MD

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A Maryland state historical marker on the Mason-Dixon line in Norrisville, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/1/2022

last visited: 8/13/2022

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Great Lines of EarthArctic Circle - Jokkmokk, Sweden

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Arctic Circle crossing line on the Jokkmokk road, marked with signs and a shelter

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Norrbotten, Sweden

date approved: 2/11/2022

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthMason And Dixon Line - Maryland Line, MD / New Freedom, PA

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A state historical marker, indicating the Mason-Dixon Line which runs east-west from this point.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/12/2022

last visited: 8/13/2022

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Great Lines of EarthTranspeninsular Line - Maryland / Delaware

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The Transpeninsular Line marks the southern border of Delaware and cuts the Delmarva peninsula in half. The "mid point" of the Transpeninsular is marked by a Mason Dixon marker (the southernmost), which acts as the western border of Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/25/2021

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth10th longitude - Quarnbek, Germany

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the 10th longitude runs through this area just outside Kiel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

date approved: 10/21/2021

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthArctic Circle - The Magic Circle - Nattavaara, Sweden

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After a couple of hours driving on gravel roads in Swedish Lapland, you pass the Arctic Circle, which here is marked with a monument, The Magic Circle

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Norrbotten, Sweden

date approved: 8/17/2021

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthMason Dixon Line & the Boundaries of Delaware - Newark, DE

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The border depute between Delaware and neighboring states were fixed when Mason and Dixon were hired to re-survey the boundary between Delaware and Maryland (and a small portion of Pennsylvania). Several great lines of Earth were used as references.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Delaware

date approved: 8/9/2021

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth9. Längengrad östl. Greenwich — Schaafheim, Germany

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Here the 9th degree of longitude east crosses the Schierbacher Weg in the village of Schaafheim

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 6/7/2021

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthIndian Meridian - Stillwater, OK

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The Indian Meridian, with initial point south of Davis, Oklahoma and extending up to Kansas, is the line from which all surveys in the state are based; west of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/7/2021

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthNull Island. "Station 13010 - Soul" (buoy) - Gulf of Guinea

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Fictional island. It's where the Prime Meridian and the Equator intersect, at zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude (0°N 0°E). Using the WGS84 datum.There is a buoy there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member d_a_v_i_d

location: Ghana

date approved: 4/29/2021

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthGreenwich - Candasnos, Huesca, Aragón, España

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Arch of the meridian of Greenwich

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Aragón, Spain

date approved: 1/9/2021

last visited: 9/27/2022

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Great Lines of EarthArctic Circle Monument Juoksengi - Övertorneå. Norrbottens Län, Sweden.

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Arctic Circle Monument in Juoksengi in Övertoneå County (Norrbottens Län, Sweden).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamilieFrohne

location: Norrbotten, Sweden

date approved: 1/9/2021

last visited: never

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Great Lines of Earth49° NORD - 9° OST

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You are in the immediate vicinity of the intersection of the 49th parallel north of the equator with the 9th longitude east of Greenwich / London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max93600

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 9/20/2020

last visited: 9/12/2020

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Great Lines of EarthKraków Prime Meridian line in small park

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Kraków Prime Meridian line in small park in Pradnik Czerwony district, near Bialucha river.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MrMeridian2000

location: Małopolskie, Poland

date approved: 3/30/2020

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthMeridian 20 degrees East

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Line of 20°E meridian in Pub BarBakan in Kraków and at the pathway near entrance to this pub.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MrMeridian2000

location: Poland

date approved: 3/30/2020

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthKraków Prime Meridian

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Kraków Prime Meridian. One of the oldest prime meridians in the world. Used in astronomy till the end of XIV century. It's been used by famous Polish astronomer, Nikolas Copernicus. It runs through the old astronomical observatory building in Kraków.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MrMeridian2000

location: Małopolskie, Poland

date approved: 3/30/2020

last visited: never

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Great Lines of EarthEquator, Bonjol, Sumatra, Indonesia

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A monument is erected at the place where the Trans-Sumatran highway crosses the equator

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Becktracker

location: Indonesia

date approved: 2/28/2020

last visited: 7/13/2017

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