California Boundary Points (CSV Format)

 
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Last updated 08/19/2012

Raw file: California Boundary Points.csv (1.96 KB)

Includes 12 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: CA, NV
  • some may be in: AZ, MEX, OR (near a border)

Summary: This is a location list of boundary points for California.

Details: I recently was on a driving vacation and thought this POI would be a good idea at the time. Now at home, I Googled the topic and found that California Government Code Section 175-176 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&gr... lists 34 marked boundary points between the States of Arizona and California alone and 234 total points and subpoints between the two states! Then there Mexico, Nevada, and Oregon, and the Nevada boundary has a story on its own: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/row/landsurveys/Study_material/Stat...

The California-Arizona boundary points are marked/monumented "on existing bridges and dams and where appropriate" (the subpoints are not monumented). Perhaps one day I'll code all those 34 points since it would be interesting to know whether a state boundary survey marker is near by.

For the first POI effort, I geo located the main map intersection points (e.g., where California and Mexico meet on the west, California, Mexico, and Arizona meet on the east, etc.) In the television episode, "Road Trip With Huell Howser #100 - California Five Corners-Full Set" http://www.calgold.com/roadtrip/ , Howser used a GPS to locate and travel to all five of California's corners. This POI has those five coordinates plus others.

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