The strange and wonderful stuff one finds using google earth… thread

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by srobert, Jun 14, 2006.

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    srobert

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    Wanna play? Here is my submission:

    I was looking at some pretty dune formations when I stumbled on this.

    I don't have a clue wath this is. Water treatment plant/reservoir?

    I call it… The Green Litebrite Horsey.

    24° 12' 44.38" N
    23° 26' 14.95" E

    Eye altitude: 32.00 miles

    Somewhere in Libia, near a town called Al Jawf.

    Those circles are about a kilometer wide. Some are empty.

    You can comment or post your own interesting find.

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    Edit: Anybody knows how to create a link to a google earth area so it's easier than looking up coordinates?
     

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    That's pretty cool. I found some similar ones in Nevada. These are about 1/5 mile in diameter. They are obviously agricultural in nature, but I have no idea what for.

    View attachment 50333
     
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    Found this a while ago. Saved it. Looks like an iPod. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Chundles

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    Growing crops. The irrigation system is a long arm held up on wheels that rotates around the centre giving the circle shape to the crop.
     
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    I doubt that's the case here Chundles, those circles are in the same plane on differing terrain. I reckon it's some of those secret sites that get blacked out by the government. Why exactly are you so keen to steer us away from the truth?
     
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    munkees

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    It just Crop irregartion, saw lots of these in Iraq, and being in a desert they show up very well against a sand background.

    Chundles is correct
     
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    Chundles

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    The truth?

    You can't handle the truth.
     
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    IJ Reilly

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    He is -- that's exactly what they are. You see these frequently in arid places.
     
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    munkees

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    well don't drive across one, in the hot desert the top soil dries fast but the next 1.5 ft is very wet seen many HUMVEE it stuck, luckly I was in a tank, and is not an issue, other than we have to push the HUMVEE out of the field. Damagin the HUMVEE and the tank just tares the field to pieces. Don't feel bad for the farmer, we always conpensate him for any damages done, that is one thing we did in our area, if we damaged property we always paid for it. the locals loved it when we damaged stuff, they make more money :).
     
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    You can upload a zipped Kmz file, like so:
     

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    Leareth

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    try to look up Apple headquarters , last time I checked it was just a dirt field...
     
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    srobert

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    Ok. Found the comfirmation:

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16729

    I'd be curious to see that arm in action. That's one long arm. Must look something like this:

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    That is where they grow the pot for the region lol.

    Google and you have now crippled and exposed their endeavors.:p
     
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    What about these straw bales piles in Yorkshire, some people say they can see messages kinda like crop circles. What do you think??
     
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    Thats fake mate, someone photoshopped it for a joke, something to do with the new ipod...;)

    Batman.
     
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    I found a hovercraft crossing the sea at 50˚ 45'37.74"N 1˚08'14.63"W.

    The Ryde to Southsea service apparently :)
     
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    WildCowboy

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    It's not fake. You can go see it for yourself...open Google Earth and go to 30 31'00.83"S, 121 20'13.24"E.

    It's not really an iPod (not an Apple ad campaign or Photoshop job)...looks like a water treatment facility of some sort, but it's definitely real.
     
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    ooo, australia...
     
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    Capt Underpants

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    You can look at Area 51 via google earth...
     
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    I saw this castle when I was over in Germany...
     

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    That is exactly what they look like. As the article stated they are called Center Pivots, but every farmer I know just calls them circles. My dad is a farmer and that is how we irrigate our crops. I have spent many an afternoon replacing a motor on one of the towers becasue it went it out. It usually happens when you have something important that you need to do. Or at least it seemed that way when I was a kid.
     
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    it is. i use it frequently:)

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    on one of the farthest eastward islands of Hawaii the water looks really weird, and when you turn it on the side it looks like this:
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    although this is with 3x terrain exaggeration
     

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    Enter the following into the "Fly to" text area: 38 38 0.23 N, 90 12 3.25 W

    I have NO idea how that bus got there... Does anyone know?
     

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