GPS Cities, GPS Highways, GPS Convention Centers, and more…

Global People – Shrinking Planet

by Bruce E. Camber
A working draft – Under Development
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New metaphors about who we are and how we envision the future emerge every day. Among them is the concept of GPS cities based on simple GPS numbers. It’s a concept — “the simplest addresses in the world.” It is no longer quite so far fetched.

Global Position Systems open new avenues to understand ourselves, this world and our universe. As a people, we need to begin to grasp the importance of what is known as “the quantitative-qualitative divide.”

The key numbers within an adult’s lifetime — perhaps 16, 18, 21, 50, and 65 may be the top five, yet 30, 40, 60 and 70 are important to most. Perhaps those years when you have some discretionary cash and time to travel are 60, 65, and 70. As GPS numbers, that would be the 60/60, 65/65, and 70/70. Those three locations with 20 others create a substantial potential development area in Russia.

Some of the best numbers with the best possible locations on earth are in Russia.

So, let’s introduce the concept of a GPS Parkways (and, of course, if it all gets traction, a high-speed train along a robust highway) that connects all those proposed locations in Russia all the way down to 36/36 in Turkey. It goes over the Mediterranean then picks back up at the 31/31 in Egypt and goes all the way down to the 6/6 in Nigeria. Two other highways could be considered for the other two quadrants where there are 29 additional sites. All of these locations, 90 sites, could be developed using the guidelines of UNESCO so they might someday qualify to be designated World Heritage sites.

There are two lines north of the equator and those extend south of the equator. The longest line over land is the North/East line, first extending from the 0/0 over water, where it first emerges n dry land at the 6/6 in Nigeria. It continues up through Chad, Libya, and Egypt, then over the Mediterranean into Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Kazakhstan, and then again back into Russia.



41/41     Not far from Şenyuva, Rize
40/40   Otlukbeli, Erzincan
39/39    Payamdüzü, Tunceli
38/38    Reşadiye, Malatya
37/37    Çınar, Kilis
36/36    Aydınbahçe, Hatay

South of the Mediterranean Sea (26 of the 61 locations)


31/31:   Not far from Biltāj, al-Ġarbiyya
30/30:   Closest city appears to be Izbat Kafr Dāwūd (al-Buhayra), Matrūh, Egypt
29/29:   Closest city appears to be al-Bawītiy, al-Jīza, Egypt 
28/28:   Closest city appears to be al-Bawītiy, al-Jīza, Egypt
27/27:   Closest city appears to be Qasr al-Farāfira, al-Wādiy al-Jadīd, Egypt
26/26:   Over 100 miles from Qasr al-Farāfira, al-Wādiy al-Jadīd, Egypt


25/25: Over 100 miles from al-Jawf, al-Kufra
24/24:  Over 40 miles on the other side of al-Jawf, al-Kufra
23/23Over 70 miles from al-Tallāb in al-Kufra
22/22:  Over 20 miles from Ma`tan al-Sāra in al-Kufra


21/21:  Over 50 miles to the nearest city of Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti
20/20: Over 70 miles from Ounianga Kébir, Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti
19/19Over 75 miles north of Faya-Largeau, Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti
18/18:  Over 75 miles west of Faya-Largeau, Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti
17/17:  Over 100 miles north east of Ham (Kanem), Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti
16/16Chad : Kanem & Bahr el Gazel
15/15: About 30 miles from Nokou, Kanem
14/14Karamgoboua, Lac


13/13   Very close to Garunda, Borno
12/12:  Over four miles from Malewa, Yobe
11/11:  About four miles from Bulama, Gombe
10/10: Nigeria : Bauchi 7.4 km (4.6 miles) S of Birim
9/97.6 km (4.7 miles) NNE of Yanga, Nassarawa, Nigeria Confluence Project
8/8: 6.6 km (4.1 miles) NE of Aburu (Benue), Nassarawa, Nigeria
7/7: 4.1 km (2.5 miles) SSW of Egabada, Kogi, Nigeria
6/6:  Near Obazagbon Nugu, Edo

The North/West Line                            (  11 locations )


16/16:  Just over ten miles from Brar, Louga
15/15:  4.0 km (2.5 miles) WSW of Odiolé, Louga, Senegal
14/14: 9.4 km (5.8 miles) WSW of Dougroupalényoa, Fromager, Côte d’Ivoire
13/13:  Almost 19 miles from Badi, Tambacounda


12:/12:  4.1 km (2.5 miles) SSW of Kouya, Labé, Guinea. (NCI)
11/11:   Just under two miles from Mossoko, Faranah:
10/10:  5.9 km (3.7 miles) NNW of Bananko, Kankan, Guinea. (NCI)
9/9:  3.7 km (2.3 miles) S of Konsankoro, Kankan, Guinea

Côte d’Ivoire

8/8:  Koulalé-Sokoroda, Biankouma. (NCI)
7/716.6 km (10.3 miles) E of Gengolo, Haut-Sassandra, Côte d’Ivoire
6/6:  About six miles from Dougroupalényoa, Gagnoa (NCI)

The South/East Line                                  (  18 locations  )


13/13:  More to come from Wikipedia, Google, the Confluence Project >
18/18:  More to come from Wikipedia, Google, the Confluence Project


20/20:  About 40 miles from Tsumkwe, Otjozondjupa:  

21/21:  More to come from Wikipedia, Google, the Confluence Project
23/23:  More to come from Wikipedia, Google, the Confluence Project


24/24:  Over six miles from Dutlwe, Kweneng
25/25:   About nine miles from Sevrelela

South Africa

26/26Close to Bakerville, then Elandsputte, Lichtenburg and Mmabatho, North-West
27/27:  Between Skandinawiëdrif  and Viljoenskroon, North-West, Free State

28/28: Off the R76  between Lindley and Bethlehem,  Free State


29/29:  In a remote area of Cathedral Peak, east of the village of Letseng-la-Terae and due north of Limonkaneng and Khubetu in the Mokhotlong region

South Africa  (continued)

30/303.1 km (1.9 miles) SW of Masameni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa