View Full Version : Area 51 200placemarks discussion

02-14-2012, 03:22 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile35629/Area-51-200placemarks.htm>Area 51 200placemarks</a></b><br><br>Numerous points of interest in and around the Area 51 space base in Nevada.<br />
Placemarks: +200 placemarks + border. <br />
Categories: 17. Each has its own icons.<br />
English translation is inside kmz.<br />
Worth +80h searching.<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/103048area51.jpg>

02-14-2012, 03:32 AM
+250 downloads in 2 days,
78 popularity in 2 days,
6th most popular KMZ on whole site of +28000 KMZ's, in just 2 days...

thank you all, I hope I made interesting kmz for you, enjoy, it looks like it was worth searching :)

02-21-2013, 02:45 AM
First version was published on 12.2.2012. It was in top 10 placemarks.
Now, a year later it has been downloaded 3800 times. Thats more than 10 times every day. To me that means I have created something interesting and worth watching.
Since then, there are no new KML's about famous Area51 and thats 1st reason why I have decided to update mine, 2nd is, I liked idea to "award" ppl who downloaded this v1 with around 200 placemarks, so I have started updating my KML. This new version will be way better than 1st. There are a lot of areas with new imagery, new interesting things, better view etc...

My work is done around 20% and currently I have marked 389 placemarks. Updated KML will probably have around 500-600 placemarks.
Currently I am working on discovering power stations and power grid...

I would like to see if anyone is interested in this... since it is quite time consuming, so far I think I was searching at least 100 hours... and I like searching but I will like it even more if ppl are interested in this what I find :) Its nice to see some feedback.

I hope to hit top5 KML's once update is ready :)

07-30-2013, 02:21 PM
I haven't forgot about you guys and this kmz. I am still working on it, it is going slow because I don't want to update kmz every month, I want to make updates big and important. Currently I have marked 569 places inside of Area 51 and I am sure that my kmz will be one of the most detailed in the world for Area 51.

I am using new method for searching which allows me to find more objects but it is going slower. My work is done about 30%.

Next thing that slows me down are historical images, there are new, there are old, they show different things on same place so placemarks will have a year in their name, to which you need to set historical image to see object that has been marked there. Its like layers, I am searching whole area with different layers or in different years, so you can see, what was where in specific year...

Here is one new category, added in version 2. Power grid and power stations:

http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/3a48/b3d468ijsxc0bin4g.jpg (http://www.mediafire.com/view/b3d468ijsxc0bin/gepowergrid.jpg)

its not yet finished but what do you think about it?

09-13-2013, 05:24 PM
Version 2 with 600 placemarks have been released.

More versions will come in future if I see people are interested in my work...