4816 – Urban Expeditions in Vienna Along the GPS Matrix

  • Evamaria Trischak
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Vienna lies 48° north of the equator and 16° east of Greenwich, which is located on the prime meridian. For this reason all GPS coordinates in Vienna begin with N 48° and E 16° and the project’s name 4816 is a reference to this fact.

The focus of interest are the precise points where minutes intersect within Vienna’s city limits. The point N 48° 11.000’ E 16° 19.000’ is just one example of these 185 intercept points, which are approximately 1.9 kilometers apart on the north-south axis and about 1.25 on the east-west axis. The intention of 4816 is to locate these intersections with the aid of a GPS tool and document them in photographs. Four photos, one for each point of the compass, are required for 4816.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evamaria Trischak
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  1. 1.ViennaAustria

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