Published January 25, 2017
An article in The New York Times features the work of Peter Rogerson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Geography, who developed a new method for calculating geographic centers. According to Rogerson, the geographical center of North America is a town called Center in North Dakota, although other towns in the state have also laid claim to the honor. “When I ran my computer program and looked at the final latitude and longitude, I was astounded to see that it was in a place called Center,” he said.
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