^z Google Map Experiments
Howdy, pilgrim! For my latest Google Map Experiments please see:
- DC Metro Area Trails: Waypoints
. . . GPS coordinates collected by ^z = Mark Zimmermann along Rock Creek Trail, Capital Crescent Trail, Sligo Creek Trail, Northwest Branch Trail, Northeast Branch Trail, Paint Branch Trail, Indian Creek Trail, W&OD (Washington & Old Dominion) Trail, Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park, etc. — in Montgomery County and Prince George's County, Maryland, in Washington, DC, and in northern Virginia.
- DC Boundary Stones
. . . The District of Columbia is a diamond-shaped square, ten miles on a side. In 1791-92 Andrew Ellicott, with Benjamin Banneker and colleagues, slashed through the wilderness, surveyed the bounds of the Federal City, and placed marker stones every mile along the edge. Many of these forty historic stones yet survive. My self-imposed quixotic mission: visit them, photograph them, and record their GPS coordinates. This page contains a Google Map of the results. (The associated XML contains the latitude and longitude information which generates that map.) See http://flickr.com/photos/zhurnaly for photos and commentary.
For other activities, please see my journal
^zhurnal here, or
on zhurnal.net for a parallel
"live" Wiki edition ...
send comments & suggestions to "z (at) his (dot) com" ... tnx!
last changed 25 Dec 2005