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roldar




msg:323725
 11:17 pm on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

[maps.google.com...]

Somebody just showed me this one. I wonder if there are any other oddities out there.

 

Syzygy




msg:323726
 12:00 am on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

That's from Area 51, right?

And the conspiracy is that there are more weird shapes to be found in the same region - and also that, allegedly, some 'sensitive' map images are missing from the zone?

Interestingly, in the very short time the Google Maps have been available, a veritable plethora of sites has sprung up; each offering their own theory.

Outside of anomalies in Nevada, yes, I'm sure that across the planet there are lots more odd things to be seen from on high (unfortunately the maps on offer are just a little bit too local at the moment...).

However, many of the strange earthworks (ie, man-made) across certain parts of North America will be a treat for researchers to view.

Likewise, further South somewhat, the Nazca Lines will be fantastic to see... I also look forward to maps of the UK being so accessible. Having flown from South to North many times, I can assure you that the terrain when viewed from the window of aeroplane is quite magnificent and worthy of closer inspection.

Syzygy

TheDoctor




msg:323727
 9:22 am on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

I may be thick, but I can't see anything wierd about the photo. Somebody like to explain?

You can pull up maps of the UK. You just have to specify that you want something outside the USA. For example, if you search for "lincoln"(my home town), you get Lincoln, Nebraska. To get the original Lincoln, you have to type in "lincoln, england".

trillianjedi




msg:323728
 10:15 am on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

That is odd...... what is it? Some kind of road network?

TJ

Dayo_UK




msg:323729
 10:17 am on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

TheDoctor

It seems to depend on what Google Maps nows/thinks you are looking for. If you type in Birminingham you get Birmingham UK. But as you said if you type in Lincoln you get Lincoln US.

Personally as Lincoln is the original then it should be the UKs one IMO :)

No doubt in the future it will be able to geo-target results.

Dayo_UK




msg:323730
 10:25 am on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

[maps.google.com...]

? - Thats not fair!

and also

[maps.google.com...]

There are loads of these green circles around this part of the US - what are they - probably obvious once we know what they are.

Syzygy




msg:323731
 11:02 am on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

You can pull up maps of the UK.

So you can. Thought it was US only. Thanks...

<added>Ah, I see that you can't zoom in on most of Scotland yet...</added>

Syzygy

TheDoctor




msg:323732
 12:42 pm on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

t seems to depend on what Google Maps nows/thinks you are looking for. If you type in Birminingham you get Birmingham UK. But as you said if you type in Lincoln you get Lincoln US.

Personally as Lincoln is the original then it should be the UKs one IMO

Interesting about Birmingham. I'd thought that it must work like domains: if there's no country mentioned, it means USA. :)

BTW, I think Lincoln Nebraska [maps.google.com] is named after the late president (as, similarly, is Lincoln County, New Mexico [maps.google.com] of Billy the Kid fame) rather than after the English city [maps.google.com] directly.

(The arrow in the last map - in the remote case that you're interested - points to where I grew up. The City of Lincoln is to the right [east], as you'll se from the map. You'll also perhaps notice, by comparing the map and the satellite photo, how good trees are for hiding things from an eye in the sky. A lot of built-up area in the photo looks like woodland.)

Sanenet




msg:323733
 2:30 pm on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

There are loads of these green circles around this part of the US - what are they

Irrigation fields - they have BIG irrigators that spin round (think like the sprinklers in your lawn but magnified x10000!), so you see the green of the crops against the brown of the fields.

Dayo_UK




msg:323734
 2:48 pm on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sanenet

Of Course :)

TheDoctor

Yeah - suppose so - however President Lincoln was no doubt named after the City of Lincoln.

photon




msg:323735
 4:57 pm on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

googlesightseeing.com has several such interesting sights, including an airplane in flight [maps.google.com].

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