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08-18-2005, 07:17 PM
has anybody an idea where the location is where the second "teleport-machine" has been in the movie "contact"?
i remember that it said "a japanese island" but i cant find it.
so, if you know where, i would be pleased..

08-19-2005, 02:49 AM
Unfortunately it was all fiction / sci-fi, and it was all filmed in-studio & with special effects, so unfortunately there will be nothing special to see on the island once you get there.. but I'll try my luck at finding it for you, anyway :)


08-28-2005, 08:01 AM
here it is

the island of hokkaido near japan

12-11-2005, 09:13 PM
not ben here for a long time.
i know that it was fiction....... (do i look so stupid?) lol

thanks for finding and replying.

12-12-2005, 05:54 PM
The location for the japanese part of the film is in the Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.

12-13-2005, 03:35 AM
Is a high-res image of the radio dish at Arecibo, or the VLA in New Mexico. I looked where I thought they were supposed to be bu those are low-res location.

12-13-2005, 03:48 AM
Lee; did you try searching our file archive (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/downloads/advancedsearch.php)

If you had, you would have found;

Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico (Overlay) (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile8961/Arecibo-Observatory,-Puerto-Rico-(Overlay).htm) and VLA - Very Large Array (Overlay) (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile172/VLA---Very-Large-Array.htm) and lots of other cool things.. :)


12-13-2005, 04:04 AM
...did you try searching our file archive (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/downloads/advancedsearch.php)

Nope, I'm still finding my way around here. Thanks.

I did find Arecibo and the VLA on my own, but without overlays there's not a lot of detail directly available from GE.

12-13-2005, 04:14 AM
Good to hear; the two files I linked you to are overlays offering a higher resolution than the standard GE one, so I hope they were helpful :)


06-12-2006, 04:55 PM
Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico (Overlay) (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile8961/Arecibo-Observatory,-Puerto-Rico-(Overlay).htm) Take a look at it now - with the new GEarth image update ( http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7162 ) the satellite image is as good as the overlay!

06-12-2006, 05:00 PM
Try viewing it with Terrain turned on then tilt it. Looks like they got the height data wrong, looks more like a dome than a concave dish.