Nice Place to Visit, But I Wouldn’t Want to Live There

Courtesy of my friend Mike Calore:

Null Island is the name of an imaginary place located at zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude (0°N 0°E), i.e., where the prime meridian and the equator intersect. The fictitious island, usually defined as 1 meter square, is often used in mapping software as a placeholder to help find and correct database entries that have erroneously been assigned the coordinates 0,0. Although Null Island started as a joke within the geospatial community, it has become a useful means of addressing a recurring issue in geographic information science.[1]

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is a veteran technology journalist and the owner of Null Media, a custom blogging company.