27 May 2011

to the shelter!

If you are looking for directions to the SUBURBAN SHELTER project, you've come to the right place!  I will be stationed in Point Pleasant Park, this Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29th, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm in my shelter, constructed on what was designated as a private land plot in the 1700's.

The map above is your clue to finding the shelter - if you travel along Birch Road you will be able to spot me in the woods without too much trouble - have a close look at the square of satellite image in the map above.  The white dot within the blue outline above is the exact location of the shelter site.  Keep your eyes peeled for fluorescent orange flagging tape which will be used to mark the boundaries of the 1/2 acre lot.

If you have a handheld GPS unit or are a keen google mapper, my exact shelter location (in latitude/longitude measurement) is N 44° 37.597,  W 63° 34.067.  For those curious as to how I have established these boundaries accurately and in conjunction with a hand-drawn map, I will be writing a 'GPS in Point Pleasant: behind the scenes' post as to how this project was conceived and executed using satellite technology and digital inputs of latitude/longitude points and path tracking programs.  The two images below are a sneak peak at the path traces from the GPS unit I have been working with.  The red line shows where I travelled from (Gatekeeper's Lodge on the left) to establish the boundaries of the historic 1/2 acre land plot.

GPS path track 

GPS path track in Google Maps

While you are waiting with bated breath for the GPS post and documentation from the SUBURBAN SHELTER project, if you fancy a walk out in the park I would love to have some guests Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Hope to see you in the park! 

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