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GEHFileBot
10-10-2005, 03:27 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile1833/Strange-Grid.htm>Strange Grid</a></b><br><br>Strange grid in Northern Japan. Anyone knows what these lines are?<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/730841grid.jpg>

Aaron-UK
10-10-2005, 04:49 PM
The landscape of Nakashibetsu has been changed drastically since the 1980s by the nationalland improvement project. Local people had no choice but to accept the project to protecttheir farming against the liberalisation of imports of farm products. All the irregular, smallfarmlands were standardised into vast, flat and rectangular sections for large-size tractors.

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http://216.239.59.104/search?q=cache:FQLEvupFOU4J:www.latrobe.edu.au/oent/OE_conference_2004/papers/maeda.pdf+nakashibetsu+square+fields&hl=en