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Length of the Amazon River

With the help of satellite photography it should be possible to survey the length of the Amazon River anew after the source of Río Apurímac at Nevado Mismi has been confirmed as the river's true origin (instead of Río Marañón which had been believed to be the Amazon's source until the 1970s).

Using Google Earth, I have attempted to measure Río Apurímac from its source to the confluence with Río Mantaro in 25 km segments, and will do so with the other Amazon headwaters from Nevado Mismi to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean.

I measured each 25 km segment in partial segments of 40 m (Google Earth elevation: 7,292 ft), and have specifications of latitude and longitude for each 25 km-stopover noted down below.

I ask all the Wikipedians to check the different segments and note down below where their length differs from my measurements. When you write down differing length, you might note them down this way: "Segment 175-200" (= Distance from Point 175 to 200)

  • Point 000 - 15°30'36.95" S 71°41'58.92" W
  • Point 025 - 15°22'44.91" S 71°43'38.34" W
  • Point 050 - 15°17'17.66" S 71°37'52.80" W
  • Point 075 - 15°10'00.78" S 71°34'52.25" W
  • Point 100 - 14°58'35.97" S 71°36'33.16" W
  • Point 125 - 14°49'45.66" S 71°28'57.13" W
  • Point 150 - 14°39'44.34" S 71°26'02.38" W
  • Point 175 - 14°29'19.97" S 71°27'55.07" W
  • Point 200 - 14°20'27.04" S 71°30'14.20" W
  • Point 225 - 14°09'30.40" S 71°34'06.44" W
  • Point 250 - 14°03'06.08" S 71°43'11.75" W
  • Point 275 - 13°53'22.25" S 71°48'38.05" W
  • Point 300 - 13°49'37.25" S 71°55'11.59" W
  • Point 325 - 13°45'51.12" S 72°03'37.47" W
  • Point 350 - 13°43'04.28" S 72°13'56.19" W
  • Point 375 - 13°39'45.94" S 72°22'34.96" W
  • Point 400 - 13°34'02.00" S 72°31'34.40" W
  • Point 425 - 13°31'20.13" S 72°40'26.37" W
  • Point 450 - 13°25'33.84" S 72°49'00.89" W
  • Point 475 - 13°24'16.79" S 72°59'28.71" W
  • Point 500 - 13°25'36.99" S 73°09'04.67" W
  • Point 525 - 13°22'21.74" S 73°16'59.04" W
  • Point 550 - 13°14'46.21" S 73°22'16.83" W
  • Point 575 - 13°06'41.10" S 73°26'56.93" W
  • Point 600 - 13°00'39.41" S 73°30'18.38" W
  • Point 625 - 12°52'54.60" S 73°32'48.85" W
  • Point 650 - 12°43'17.69" S 73°39'33.83" W
  • Point 675 - 12.37'03.43" S 73°47'53.65" W
  • Point 700 - 12.27'45.97" S 73°51'55.31" W
  • Point 725 - 12.18'37.14" S 73°58'27.88" W
  • Point 730,70 - 12°15'46.15" S 73°58'43.87"

Meister 15:35, 1 October 2005 (UTC)