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    Default Where's Waldo?

    Seriously, The Great Wall. I'm new at this, can anyone locate and pinpoint the Great Wall of China. Thanks
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    It's harder to find than one might think. For starters, it's not visible from space, although many people have heard otherwise. Also, China is pretty low-res for the most part, making it even harder to spot.

    Regardless, I'll try to find some good shots in a few minutes and post them.

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    Default Thanks Mickey!

    This is incredible stuff!!! Any chance of coordinating the data with mosttraveledman.com?

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    from http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/radar/sircxsar/gwall.html:
    "The left image is centered at 37.7 degrees North latitude and 107.5 degrees East longitude. The right image is centered at 37.5 degrees North latitude and 108.1 degrees East longitude."
    try around there?

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    I think I've sort of found it, but it's tough. Despite it's amazing length, it's really no wider than a normal two-lane road. Given the low resolution in most of China, two-lane roads (and therefore the Great Wall) aren't visible in Google Earth.

    Hopefully someone can come up with a good location where it's easy to see - so far, I've not had any luck.

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    I try for 1 day to locate the great wall of china... I think I have found a couple of parts, but the resolution is not so good.

    I've try by matching this map...
    link

    Zoom to Beijin, and try to folow small river or lake...
    Last edited by Lysolworm; 07-09-2005 at 08:01 PM.

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    Default The Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China I hope that this is the link.
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    Default Thanks Gentle EarthPeople.

    Has anyone located the floating airport in Tokyo Harbor Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ1
    Has anyone located the floating airport in Tokyo Harbor Japan?
    SQ1 - This was actually the first place I ever placemarked in GEarth (way back when - about a week ago )

    I adjusted it a bit and posted it in the GEH file library - just click here

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    Default Thanks Dude!!!

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    Default another shot of the great wall

    I was looking around for the Great Wall, and I found this site. Anyone think it is/is not a part of the Wall? (see attached -- this is my first attempt at posting, so I hope I managed to attach the kmz. If not, it's at
    40░ 40'23.85"N, 116░41'21.51"E)

    BTW, I think the Forbidden City is only a few steps from the landing site for "Beijing, China". It's quite beautiful -- and very clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shapiroa
    I was looking around for the Great Wall, and I found this site. Anyone think it is/is not a part of the Wall? (see attached -- this is my first attempt at posting, so I hope I managed to attach the kmz. If not, it's at
    40░ 40'23.85"N, 116░41'21.51"E)

    BTW, I think the Forbidden City is only a few steps from the landing site for "Beijing, China". It's quite beautiful -- and very clear.
    If you haven't noticed that so called wall connects to a river. Its a river dude.

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    Default Great wall???

    hypeserver, I think you're right. (Flows into a large reservoir, not a river). In fact, I think it's precisely what the ESA saw last year -- what they thought was the Great Wall, but turned out to be a river: click here for info

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    Default awesome

    !!yeah I'm right about something LOL!!

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