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Old 10-10-2015, 10:34 PM
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Default Geographic Center of Disc Golf Courses

Somewhat related to recent events: The geographic center of all the active courses on here has moved outside the borders of the United States.

Shocking!

It is now at 48.956440, -87.772090.

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada is the nearest place with a name, I think, with Birch Point Park DGC being the closest to the center at 74 miles away.
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:22 PM
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What are these recent events you speak of?
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:27 PM
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Where was the old geographic center at Steve? Which way it has moved since might provide insight into what caused it to move. Something tells me Finland is involved.
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:32 PM
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Where was the old geographic center at Steve? Which way it has moved since might provide insight into what caused it to move. Something tells me Finland is involved.
Yeah i tried searching this AM but came up empty. Id be curious to see old center points.
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:04 PM
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things are drifting north probably due to the pull of the scandinavian sprawl
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:12 PM
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things are drifting north probably due to the pull of the scandinavian sprawl
Yes, or at least the addition of those courses to the directory. The old center was around the Quad cities IA/IL/MO area.

If San Diego and Los Angeles had as many courses as they need for their population, we might be able to bring it back into the USA.
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FWIW, 49 degrees North is the "straight" portion of the U.S. Canadian border from BC & Washington state over to Manitoba and Minnesota. Ontario has the second most courses of any Canadian province, and pretty much every course in Ontario is south of this line.

Latitude of Helsinki, the capital of Finland which is at the southern tip of the country....60 degrees North.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:28 PM
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Oops, slight miscalculation.

I had a bad constant in my formula. The real center is near Thunder Bay, but it's out in Lake Superior, still in the USA by just about 17 miles.

47.69527319, -87.58397901

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Does that mean MN is the true disc golf mecca?!
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Does that mean MN is the true disc golf mecca?!
The nearest U.S. piece of land might be Isle Royale, which is actually a part of Michigan.
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