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The Original Spot of Water Level

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The Original Spot of Water Level of the Republic of Korea (Registered Cultural Assets No. 247, established on April 14, 2006) located in Inha Technical College is the standard of level of Korea.

The Original Spot of Water Level images The Original Spot of Water Level was created by the following processes: having measured the difference of water levels in high tides and low tides on the sea off Incheon for three years from 1913; deciding on the observation value 0.0m; installing the fixed spot on land (the Original Spot of Water Level) by linking the water level to the original spot in 1963. The height value of the Original Spot of Water Level is 26.6871m above sea.

And water level measurement is the survey to get the height information that is essential survey to decide the heights of lands. It is needed not only in national land development in national basic survey, map production, and building of roads and bridges, but it is necessary in daily lives for water management in water supply and sewer system, and it serves as core materials in various kinds of construction works for prevention of damages in coastal cities caused by water level rise, side effect of global warming effects.

Consequently, the Original Spot of Water Level is used to install stone monuments in major local government offices by measuring precise water levels and calculating height values. Therefore, it is an important national facilities that should be protected.

The Original Spot of Water Level of the Republic of Korea

Name The Original Spot of Water Level of the Republic of Korea (Registered Cultural Assets No. 247, established on April 14, 2006)
Location Behind Building 7, Inha Technical College, Yong-hyeon-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon
Longitude & Latitude 126˚ 39’ 26’ of east longitude, 37˚ 26’ 58’ of north latitude
Class Class 1
Date of Establishment December 2, 1963
Altitude 26.6871m above sea
Organization that installed it National Geographic Information Institute, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs
Subsidiary 4 spots to recover the Original Spot in the case of the Original Spot

Events related with the Original Spot of Water Level

Wonjeom (Original Spot) Marathon

  • Mid-April
  • It is designed to commemorate the founding date (April 14) of the school and the spirit of the April 19 Democratization Movement, and to unify all the members of Inha Technical College
  • About 7% (about 500 students) of students attend the contest
  • Males: Inha Technical College-Songdo Pleasure Resort-Inha Technical College
    Females: Songdo Pleasure Resort-Inha Technical College

Wonjeom (Original Spot) Sports Meeting

  • Mid-May
  • It purposes to enhance the college love through the opportunity of friendship and cooperation among over 6,000 students, and to make them have the sense of belonging by exchanges with students in other departments
  • Males: soccer, volleyball, jokgu, ssireum, tug of war, 500m relay
    Females: foot baseball, volleyball, dodge ball, 400m relay
    Mixed teams: group rope skipping

Wonjeom (Original Spot) Festival

  • Mid-September (for 4 days)
  • Graduation works exhibition, Scholastic seminars, Research presentation
  • The event showing scholastic, cultural, and artistic aspects of Inha Technical College