Friday, August 06, 2010

Finding the center of Arizona not so easy

There is no standardized cartographic or land survey method for finding the center of the State of Arizona, according to the Arizona Professional Land Surveyors. Brian Fisher (, chair of the Geographic Center of Arizona Committee, briefed the Arizona Geographic Information Council yesterday that APLS is organizing events for the state's 2012 Centennial to engage the public in understanding better the complexities involved and in agreeing where to place a prominent monument to commemorate the location.

The "Journey to the Center of Arizona" project was prompted by a 3-part series in the Verde Valley newspaper in May.

The project web site has an in-depth analysis of the different mathematical approaches to finding the center of a body.

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