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Solitude, Space Junk and Sea Monsters: the Eerieness of Point Nemo

Pinpointing the 'middle of the ocean' sounds like something explorers and cartographers should have worked out centuries ago. Turns out it couldn't be done before modern computing and GPS technology. In 1992, Croatian-Canadian survey engineer Hrvoje Lukatela wrote a geospatial programme called Hipparchus, and 'found Nemo'.
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The oceanic pole of inaccessibility (4852.6'S 12323.6'W) is the place in the ocean that is farthest from land. It lies in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,688 km (1,670 mi) from the nearest lands: Ducie Island (part of the Pitcairn Islands) in the north, Motu Nui (part of the Easter Islands) in the northeast, and Maher Island (near the larger Siple Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica) in the south.
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