View Full Version : GEH is proud to release our Top 10 list of the best things about Google Earth

09-28-2006, 07:30 PM
Go <a href="http://www.googleearthhacks.com/ten-things-with-Google-Earth/">check it out</a> and let us know what you think. If you're feeling good, <a href="http://www.digg.com/software/Top_10_things_to_do_with_Google_Earth">Digg it</a> for us too.

Let us know what you think.



10-03-2006, 10:48 AM
One of the best things to do in Google Earth is find weird stuff:

<a href="http://regmedia.co.uk/2006/07/19/huangyangtan_wide.jpg">Photo at the Register</a>

<a href=" http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/484568/">Google Earth forum: Huangyangtan Mystery Landscape</a>

That's the place in the middle of the desert where the Chinese Army has constructed a scale-model replica of the entire region of Aksai Chin (occupied by China since the 1962 war with India). At 1:500, it's still 700 by 900 meters big ( = several football fields). Next to it is a base with dozens of troop transporters seen coming and going. The duplicate shows everything: rivers, lakes, roads and snow-capped mountains. It's basically a landscape within a landscape.

The problem is that nobody has been able to figure out the function of this thing. The world's biggest miniature golf course, perhaps? China's own Area 51? That's why it's the subject of so much discussion in the blogosphere.

Any ideas?

Captain Hornblower
10-03-2006, 12:43 PM
The photo link doesn't work....

10-03-2006, 12:54 PM
The photo link doesn't work....
I just fixed it for him.

11-04-2006, 07:54 PM
I love flying and looking at the world from the air!
GE has been a great discover for me, and the 10th feature listed, Find your house, is the best for me!

11-04-2006, 11:49 PM
We're happy to hear that, welcome to GEH and we hope you enjoy the file section and forum.