Or maybe just excuses to use geek toys.The Degree Confluence Project
: The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures and stories will then be posted here.
More info: http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,62808,00.html?tw=rss.TOP
It actually seemed a bit more interesting when I noticed one of the points was within walking distance of my parents' house
. I played around a bit on the terraserver site and found the school I went to for lower/middle/upper school
and the dirt road I grew up on
(I couldn't really pick out my house on the terraserver image).