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Struve geodetic arc Alta Traditional Geocache

This cache has been archived.

cervisvenator: Hi

While I feel that should hold the location for the cache owner and block other cachers from placing a cache in the area around this cache for a reasonable amount of time, we can’t do so forever.

Nothing seems to happen with this cache listing, so it is now archived, so that someone else can place a cache in the area, and geocachers can once again enjoy visiting this location. Also, if it hasn’t been done already, please pick up any remaining cache bits as soon as possible.

If the owner wants it reopened, send me an e-mail and I’ll be happy to unarchive the cache listing if it still satisfies the requirement/guidelines.

(This reviewer note is in English so non-Norwegian cache owners, geocachers and cache reviewers can understand what it says.)

Thanks for your understanding,
Cervis Venator Volunteer Cache Reviewer

Hidden : 05/24/2006
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Geocache Description:

Follow trail from parking waypoint and 1.8 km. The trail starts at 71 m above sea-level and the cache is at 287m.

F?lg stien fra parkeringswaypoint opp til cachen 1,8 km. Stien er p? 71 meter over havet og cachen er p? 287m. Total stigning opp og ned er 372m.

The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820km. These are points of a survey, carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, which represented the first accurate measuring of a long segment of a meridian. This helped establish the exact size and shape of our planet and marked an important step in the development of earth sciences and topographic mapping. It is an extraordinary example of scientific collaboration among scientists from different countries, and of collaboration between monarchs for a scientific cause. The original arc consisted of 258 main triangles with 265 main station points. The listed site includes 34 of the original station points, with different markings, i.e. a drilled hole in rock, iron cross, cairns, or built obelisks.
The Struve geodetic arc was added to the world heritage list in 2005.

The cache is plased near the Struve point at Lille Raipas. The cache contains: notebook, FTFC, pencil, + + +


Struvepunktet p? Lille Raipas er del av 265 punkt som ble brukt for ? m?le jordas st?rrelse. M?lepunktene strekker seg fra Hammerfest til Svartehavet. 34 av punktene ble i 2005 tatt inn i verdensarvlisten til UNESCO. Alta har dermed to steder p? denne listen. Helleristningene i Hjemmeluft er ogs? p? listen
Cachen best?r av: notatbok, FTFC, blyant,
mini prosjektorklokke
Lille my

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