Google Earth Tour

For those flying about in Google Earth, here are some locations of interest that I've collected thus far (and some that I'm seeking). Feel free to add a comment with any new ones you find, corrections to any mistakes I've made, and also requests for places not found yet - I will edit and update to blog as I find time.

You should be able to cut and paste the co-ordinates straight into Google Earth to go to each landmark. Some are great to look at (Teotihuacan, GW Masonic Memorial), others not really much to see apart from the surrounding landscape (Stonehenge):

Ancient Landmarks

Nazca Lines: -14.73, -75.14
Giza Pyramids/Sphinx: 29.975, 31.13
Teotihuacan (Pyramid of the Sun): 19.692, -98.844
Stonehenge: 51.18, -1.82 (thanks Henrik)
Angkor: 13.41, 103.865
Machu Picchu: -13.147, -72.495
Rapa Nui (Easter Island): -27.11, -109.35
Chichen Itza: 20.68, -88.56
Troy: 39.955, 26.24
Chinese Pyramids: 34.338118, 108.570022 / 34.397954, 108.712916 / 34.390380, 108.739579 / 34.374940, 108.698493 / 34.400807, 108.765103 / 34.361719, 108.640854 / 34.340864, 108.582074 (Thanks to Trip001)

Natural Wonders

Uluru (Ayers Rock): -25.35, 131.03
Arizona Meteor Crater: 35.03, -111.02
Bosnian 'Pyramid': 43.980, 18.179 (will move to 'ancient landmarks' if proven to be manmade)
Native American 'face' with iPod: 50° 0'38.20"N 110° 6'48.32"W

Science and Space Stuff

Arecibo: 18.345, -66.755
Very Large Array (VLA) Radio Telescope: 34.078, -107.618
Cape Canaveral: 28.45, 80.58

Esoteric and Mysterious Places

Mormon Temple (Washington, D.C.): 39.014, -77.066
Washington Monument: 38.89, -77.035
House of the Temple (Scottish Rite Masonic Temple): 38.914, -77.036
George Washington National Masonic Memorial: 38.807, -77.066
Mont St Michel: 48.636, -1.511
Rennes-le-Chateau: 42.935, 2.262
Loch Ness: 57.3, -4.46
Devil's Tower: 44.59, -104.715

Places in History

Trinity (Atomic Bomb) Test Site: 33.678, -106.476
Hiroshima: 34.395, 132.455
Chernobyl: 51.385, 30.125

Religious Landmarks

The Vatican: 41.902, 12.457
Mecca: 21.42, 39.825
Jerusalem: 31.78, 35.215

Military

Groom Lake (Area 51): 37.24, -115.81
The Pentagon: 38.87, -77.506
Pine Gap: -23.738, 133.855 (fair go Blair, I've been flat out like a lizard drinkin'!)

Searching For:

Rosslyn Chapel (somewhere around 55.85, -3.17)
Chinese Pyramids

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the shadow's picture
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Greg, I have never told this to anyone before but when I see numbers my eyes just glaze over and I go into a sort of trance until some kind soul removes them.
You probably don't know this, but there are 3 kinds of people in the world...those who can count and those who can't.

My son said he can see into my backyard and see our car and knows if we are home or not, saves him a phone call.

My earthgoogle does not work anyway.It loads and loads and loads and then it says it is installing and then something says it cannot support something.Can't remember exactly, not being much of a nerd.

I'll have another go when I am feeling better, got a heavy cold.

shadows

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Hi

Well i just about can make out my skylight 1.4x0.7 m on my flat roof, its funny, not every place on the globe is available in that much detail though. And the images are not new, over here these must at least be 9 months old as theres no central station (re)construction- in sight. A fun gimmick for most, a tool for some.

" do unto others as you would have them do unto you "

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I found the same thing as you toxi. Maybe the res is really high where suspected trouble makers live.......watch your back, or should I say head....

DISCLAIMER:the opinions and veiws in this post are mine only and do not nesessarily reflect those of others.

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Some time ago, Google bought another company that owns a lot of satellite image data. This is largely what you see in these maps. The people who make the satellites, and launch and operate them, want money for the data. There are size considerations as well I'm sure.

And let's face it: some of the lower resolution areas, like the one where I live, are just not all that interesting.

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Keyhole was the company

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Hi Floppy,

Very funny floppy, seriously i think its more a question of potential interest , wellknown places of great beauty- big cities. Over here, Rotterdam we have a very large harbour, 20 miles stretch and its an impressive sight from above.

Considering there'd be higher resolutions available for the spooks, its only a matter of time when targets will be hit from space (golden eye).

Suspected troublemaker floppy ? Tell me, you seem to know more, as for my head, i won't worry about it.

" do unto others as you would have them do unto you "

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Ayers Rock:
-25.344854,131.035041

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Ok I went to the coordinates of the Nazca Lines and well there were no shapes like they show on the TLC and Discovery Channel programs and it made me quite dissapointed. I want to see the giant pictures! Also, I was wondering if anyone knows where the Pompeii ruins are? What else.....Macchu Picchu was pretty cool...once I found it of course, it's on top of the squiggly lines. I couldn't find the damn statues on Easter Island. The Native Canadian w/ Ipod was totally freaky! (It's a Native Canadian because it's above the 49th Parallel and in Canada!) Oh and I see that we have the Pyramid of the Sun, but where is the pyramid of the Moon? Overall, great tour so far!

-Sarah

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Oh heck, Haleaka Crater where the observatory is there on the island of Maui.......I rally am having a problem spelling tonight folks....can you sound it out....

Hoover Dam?

Some places in Bryce Canyon Utah I bet are pretty cool to see.....there is a tremendous gorge on the Utah / Nevada border.....it is awesome to drive through, kind of like you might see some teradactos flying about.

I checked out some of the links from the other post I think it was.....I enjoyed them.

XC

Dr. Colette M. Dowell ND
Circular Times
Moving Forward Publications

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Can anyone give me a correct Lat/Long co-ordinate for Avebury henge circle? Between books and the Internet I now have 7 and they are all different - some quite considerably. This doesn't help if one is trying to do accurate research. So far taking an average of the ones I have found is the best I can work with.

Your help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Regards, Kathrinn.

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Howzabout N 51d25'43" W 1d51'13"

Percy

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Greg,

Found some of the Chinese pyramid co-ordinates on the NASA World Wind Forum.

Converted for Google Earth to add to your list:
34.338118, 108.570022
34.397954, 108.712916
34.390380, 108.739579
34.374940, 108.698493
34.400807, 108.765103
34.361719, 108.640854
34.340864, 108.582074

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just checking out Woomera and seen this.......inturpretations welcome. 31degrees 25minutes 52.52 seconds south,,137degrees 11 minutes 05.47 seconds east.

DISCLAIMER:the opinions and veiws in this post are mine only and do not nesessarily reflect those of others.

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Roslin: 55d 51' 18"N, 3d 09' 35"W
This is the chapel; the castle is just to the SouthWest
Temple: 55d 49' 00"N, 3d 05' 43"W

Templar sword stones-
Old Pentland: 55d 53' 03"N, 3d 10' 46"W
Ratho: 55d 55' 27"N, 3d 22' 48"W
Currie: 55d 53' 42"N, 3d 18' 19"W

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Maluba's notes are in the wrong place, seem to be somewhere in the back streets of Loanhead.

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Some other really good ones that you can add to your list if you want is..
The Louvre 48°51'40.88"N, 2°20'5.77"E
Mt Everest 27°59'11.52"N, 86°55'33.39"E
Eiffel Tower 48°51'27.02"N, 2°17'38.46"E

If you don't have time to go looking for all over the net for coordinates, there are quite a few on the net that list coordintes for google earth. My favourite is http://www.explorege.com/tiki-index.php

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Hey if anyone knows the coordinates for the San Diego Mormon Temple will you plase tell me what the are. Thanks

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It seems to be at +32.8665 / -117.229
or 32.8665 N, 117.229 W

It looks really bombastic from the outside, I always wondered what they do in there.

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Does anyone know the coordinates for the iguazo falls. All i know is that it is on the Paraguay-Brazile boarder. If you know what the coordinates are could you tell me.....it would be greatly appreciated.

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-25.69, -54.45 (decimal)

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That's very cool, Greg. Thanks. I find the program addicting to use. I need a 12-step program to stop me some nights.

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What is this circle in area 51 ?????

37d 38'46.06"N, 115d 48'26.97"W (green circle)
38d 07'26.00"N, 116d 37'04.78"W (green circle)
38d 15'10.05"N, 116d 15'32.32"w (green circle)
37d 54'17.04"N, 116d 46'40.84"w (black and brown circle)

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does someone know where WALT-DISNEY is?
does someone has the co-s of any f1 course?
thank you . plz tell me if you know.

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35°37'58.80"N, 139°52'55.20"E Disneyland, Tokyo
28°25'9.46"N, 81°34'52.74"W Disneyland, orlando
45°29'54.84"N, 73°31'28.21"W F1 Montreal

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I wonder if the green circles might be centre pivot irrigation areas

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Anybody knows what this bldg. is?
32°40'33.95"N, 117° 9'28.06"W

and what is this?
54°53'43.94"N, 18°57'19.99"E

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Accoridng to http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/18/...
that building is "The Seal's Lair", Bougainville Road, US Navy Exchange, San Diego.

Check the links at the bottom of the article for more fun google finds.

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Greg,
I really enjoyed visiting all those google earth landmarks, places of interest, historical, etc. I think(I'm not sure) but think I found Mt. Ararat if you wish to add it to your places. You will want to check it first to make sure it's the right place. Some of the landmarks around are various named Ararat places. The coordinates are 39 42' 26.82 N and 44 17'40.99 E.

thanks again,

Andy

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55 51' 18.16" N 3 09' 34.70" W
or
55.855044,-3.159639

Link / Google Maps

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Hi look at 35.575800,32.788010
North or Siria, Cyprus, under water what it looks like a piramid.

Regards

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or is it just me. Just north of Woomera.( Australia )
31* 26'23.69" S 137* 11'43.44" E
best viewed at 23894 ft.

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If you look at
50 degrees, 02', 26.94" North,
8 degrees, 33', 45.1" East,

you see a 747 taxiing, and an almost comical shadow of it,
due to a very low sun angle.

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How long, do we think, before Google Solar System comes along?

yer ol' pal,

Xibalba
(This post was brought to you by "Realm of the Dead")

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I certainly would love to see that! Sure would be a lot of nothing to see though....
If you want to get off of this orb and try another give this a whirl:
www.google.com/mars/

Cheers

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Hi.......

In fact there is something like google solar system ..

Check out this http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ it's a complete free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions... It has very cool add ons... you will love it. it has over 500.000+ stars you can fly to.. following the voyayers on their tour etc etc. you can go back in time.. and follow the tunguska meteor impact... or watch the comet impact on jupiter....
There are also cool download links for space ships / vehicles and even a complete star trek / star wars / or alien universe you can download and discovering it same way like google earth works...

I hope I could help you with this info...

( Sorry for my bad english, i am from the Netherlands)

Regards: AtlantiS

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Does anybody know the coordinates to the alleged European pyramids?

Rose Marie

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If you're still looking, the pyramid is here...

43.979, 18.179

and more info here:
http://www.bosnianpyramids.org/

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Wind power generators in front of Kopenhagen, for example at

55.675895 N
12.668179 E

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29°14'41.86"N, 110°14'07.49"E

Your comments are appreciated.

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Has any one tried using sacred numbers or similar as co-ordinates ?

I'd try, but i dont have google Earth.

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I have google earth, but i'm not too sure about the sacred numbers.

I just look at the top of my building. And Greg's house too, but he doesnt know that :)

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Found that a friend had Google Earth and was checking out some of the above co-ordinates the other day. Had a look at your posting about seeing a 'face' just north of Woomera, and you're quite right!!

It looks like a big cat to me. Now why would someone draw a big cat's head on our desert landscape? Very interesting.

Regards, Kathrinn.

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Kathrinn, I thought it looked more reptilian. But then I am a sci-fi freak so my mind tends to indentify with what it knows best. My cat is like a big ball of white fluff so he doesn't even look like a cat.so no comparison there.

I'm pretty sure the image is a quarry and the top and right of head is under water but then again....it is a clear depiction so the chances of it being by accident is like winning lotto. But people win lotto every week.

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Many thanks for the co-ordinate information for Avebury. After posting my query I checked the site for several weeks but no-one posted anything so I gave up looking. Have just noticed your kind reply which you added a few month's later. My apologies for not thanking you sooner.

Regards, Kathrinn

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I am trying to find the olympic stadium in Quito, if anyone can tell me which of the stadiums if refered to as the olympic stadium that would help.

Also,

Take a look at this and tell me why this plane is glowing red. Im not sure how to get those google earth numbers but here are the numbers at the bottom of my screen

0°08'54.90" s
78°29'20.10" w

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29°23'24.61"N
48°00'12.84"E

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Kuwait amusement park

29°20'51.42"N
47°48'49.04"E

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For Rosslyn try this: 55 52' 22.11N, 3 07'12.77W It even has a high res pic. Pretty cool!!!

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I tried to follow the Co-ords on this site to find Pine Gap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Gap) and found myself a good 30Kms from the actually Pine Gap. Here are some more accurate co-ords for everyone to check out:

23º 47'55.46"S, 133º 44'12.30'E

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Let's add to this selection the "Band of Holes" near Pisco Valley, Peru:

13 42'57.67"S, 75 52'31.50"W

And the article about it:
Pisco Valley Holes