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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.
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".
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.
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.)