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Algol Star
Sep 6, 2010




Disappointed.

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Shachi
Nov 1, 2004

I'm a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food.

psyopmonkey posted:


There is some crazy stuff out there, but its right under your nose or in countries you never think about.


Along the same lines. Bet ya'll can't guess what this is/was.

31.903374,-110.998993

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...006877&t=h&z=17

jagdtiger00
Jul 20, 2007



Shachi posted:

Along the same lines. Bet ya'll can't guess what this is/was.

31.903374,-110.998993

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...006877&t=h&z=17

There isn't much guessing when google maps tells you what it is. Titan II missile site? (museum now)

Shachi
Nov 1, 2004

I'm a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food.

jagdtiger00 posted:

There isn't much guessing when google maps tells you what it is. Titan II missile site? (museum now)

derp...wrong link. Oh well you win. Just posting to point out how non intersting a missile silo looks.

jagdtiger00
Jul 20, 2007



Shachi posted:

derp...wrong link. Oh well you win. Just posting to point out how non intersting a missile silo looks.

Yeah I would have never guessed correctly if it wasn't labeled. Is the half glass dome over the actual launch silo?

eating only apples
Dec 12, 2009

for faith


WierdFishes posted:

How about a giant motherfuckin' T-Rex?

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=h...3,0.006899&z=17

...Novac?

Catzilla
May 12, 2003

"Untie the queen"

Go here in google maps (lat/lon)...

38.265877,105.950453

I always find this really strange, it is a 1:500 scale model of an area of land built next to a Chinese military base.

anonumos
Jul 14, 2005

Fuck it.

Red Cat posted:

Sounds like the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, which is mostly old merchant ships. According to Wikipedia, the government is in the process of breaking down most of the Suisun ships.

The battleship Iowa is there for now, but it won't be broken down -- they're still working out where it will end up going as a museum ship.

There are a couple of other National Defense Reserve Fleet sites here and there around the U.S. Some of those ships could be used as merchant-marine-type transport in an emergency.
Here's the USS Utah Memorial in Pearl Harbor. You can just see the Utah wreck.

And, nearby, the Arizona Memorial.

Mr. Flunchy
Mar 26, 2005



http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=...oid=po-22495550

Looks quite temperate for the centre of Antarctica.

Needle
Oct 21, 2008


Catzilla posted:

Go here in google maps (lat/lon)...

38.265877,105.950453

I always find this really strange, it is a 1:500 scale model of an area of land built next to a Chinese military base.

Looks like the shrink ray project is finally making progress. Overpopulation solved!

Mad Dragon
Feb 29, 2004



Pigsfeet on Rye posted:


More oddness: Unknown stuff at Aberdeen Proving Ground

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...9,0.075274&z=14
The big dome? It's probably just a chamber where they blow poo poo up. It's a common theme there.

AcridWhistle
Aug 20, 2003

Feasting on the flesh of a recently killed zombie probably wasn't the smartest of moves

The USS Rancocas, landlocked commissioned US Naval vessel. Visible from 295 (not on street view though, there was a UPS truck in the way). When the corn is growing you can take people around it to confuse them (anyone that drives by there at all is used to it).



Image taken from one of the side country roads.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.as...en-US&FORM=BYFD

oversteer
Jun 5, 2005



Why is Morón Air Base hidden, when no other airbase in Spain is?

Dalrain
Nov 13, 2008

Experience joy,
Experience waffle,
Today.


jagdtiger00 posted:

Yeah I would have never guessed correctly if it wasn't labeled. Is the half glass dome over the actual launch silo?

Having been there this past year, yes, the glass portion is looking down into the silo. The actual silo cover you see with the hydraulic pistons is permanently welded half-open, which was part of showing the soviets that it really had been decommissioned and was unusable. Other sites were destroyed with high explosives and left open for spy satellites to view for a time. It's a neat place to visit.

Jiro Kage
Aug 6, 2003

PICKLE SURPRISE!

Mongoloid Joe posted:

The man made Palm Islands in Dubai are pretty awesome to look at and zoom in on.

I can't find it now, but somewhere nearby, I'm guessing one of the developers for that had spelled out the name of their company in the sandy area offshore in huge letters. Still, looking around there you can see all these straight line channels and other strange designs in the sand. It's pretty cool.

Edit: AHA, found it. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...9,0.077162&z=14

Jiro Kage fucked around with this message at Dec 2, 2010 around 16:14

Hobnob
Feb 23, 2006
Nibbly.

elzergone posted:

Wanna go there so loving bad.

A bit late responding, but just down the road from there is Pima Air & Space Museum. From there, you can take a bus tour around the Boneyard.

treestump
Dec 20, 2004
what was David Coverdale to do?

http://maps.google.co.nz/?ie=UTF8&l...132093&t=h&z=14

Not really a strange thing, just a really tiny island North of New Zealand.

Who owns it?

Does it have a name?

Does anything live there?

Who knows.

withak
Jan 15, 2003

F != m * a

treestump posted:

http://maps.google.co.nz/?ie=UTF8&l...132093&t=h&z=14

Not really a strange thing, just a really tiny island North of New Zealand.

Who owns it?

Does it have a name?

Does anything live there?

Who knows.

Bam!

The_Badger
Feb 17, 2010

Don't get me wrong,
he's a nice guy,
I like him just fine . . .
But he's a mouth breather.

Stupid question: Why is 'Area 51' completely visible in full detail on Google maps when so many other gov't and military installations are blurred out? Isn't it supposed to be a seeeeeeecret. I don't know, call me silly.

Ponce de Le0n
Jul 6, 2008

Father jailed for beating 3 kids after they wouldn't say who farted in his car


The_Badger posted:

Stupid question: Why is 'Area 51' completely visible in full detail on Google maps when so many other gov't and military installations are blurred out? Isn't it supposed to be a seeeeeeecret. I don't know, call me silly.

Because its probably just an airbase now and anything secret that did happen there has been moved to other facilities.

Infidel Castro
Jun 8, 2010

WHATCHA GONNA DO, BROTHER?!


http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...128489&t=h&z=14

Some beached shipwreck on Puget Sound in Washington.

Dacke
Jun 29, 2006



oversteer posted:

Why is Morón Air Base hidden, when no other airbase in Spain is?

It's not hidden on Bing. Yet anyway.

smafrolessman
Jan 2, 2007


Shachi posted:

Along the same lines. Bet ya'll can't guess what this is/was.

31.903374,-110.998993

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...006877&t=h&z=17

I think people were attending a funeral on that day. It's to the left of that Titan Missile site, at the Twin Buttes Cemetery

smafrolessman fucked around with this message at Dec 2, 2010 around 19:59

GWBBQ
Jan 2, 2005



Revol posted:

What the hell? It looks like a blackout covering something, but what would be in the middle of Greenland?
Look to the left side of it, that row is its own satellite pass taken at a different time and is missing some frames.

CreamCheese
Oct 23, 2002



A target store with a giant target painted on the roof.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...=h&z=16&iwloc=A

ComradeCosmobot
Dec 4, 2004

I am going to fight capitalism even if it kills me.

I think it is wrong that people like you should be comfortable and well fed while all around you people are starving


jagdtiger00 posted:

Yeah I would have never guessed correctly if it wasn't labeled. Is the half glass dome over the actual launch silo?

Been there actually. It's actually half blocked because of treaty obligations. You can see the rectangles to the left of the half-blocked opening on the tracks? Those are concrete blocks to prevent the lid from opening all the way.

ComradeCosmobot fucked around with this message at Dec 2, 2010 around 20:50

Rasler
Dec 30, 2008


This is supposedly where the UK's nuclear warheads are assembled/dissembled.

This is where they load them onto the submarines

if you look around, you can see the storage bunkers, the loading quay, etc. creepily fascinating.

SunknLiner
Jan 19, 2005



Nachtsturm posted:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...128489&t=h&z=14

Some beached shipwreck on Puget Sound in Washington.

Look closer and you'll see several other shipwrecks buried in the sand and under the water.

Stein Rockon
Feb 5, 2005

SATAN SANTA TRADE YOUR SOUL FOR MY ORANGES

best friend massage posted:

This isn't exactly a landmark or anything, but it's on google maps and it's weird, so hey.

Here's the google maps page.

It looks weird, but the explanation is quite simple and boring. The two guys in the diving suits are friends of the google-car driver, so they knew when the car was going to pass...and staged this.

clarkwgriswold
Aug 22, 2005

Oh, you've remodelled the garage. Must have cost you hundreds.

http://9eyes.tumblr.com/

Looks like this guy had the idea before you, OP

sick trigger
Mar 5, 2010


Dacke posted:

It's not hidden on Bing. Yet anyway.

They look like military planes so that's probably why it's blocked on google. Not that that's stopped them before though.

Bog Chef
Apr 19, 2004

make me a pizza with toileto toppings

Adding The Lost City of Atlantis to this thread:





Link to Google Maps
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou....853271&t=h&z=7

Original article:
"Atlantis spotted on ocean floor off Africa"
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepag...icle2255989.ece

Bog Chef fucked around with this message at Dec 3, 2010 around 00:30

nurrwick
Jul 5, 2007


http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=...110378&t=h&z=13

Here's this thing. There's lots of neat crap in Utah to drive by, I may have to hike that the next time I'm out there.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

Knee deep in the V.A.G.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.37...2,0.034161&z=15

These bunkers are outside the firing range at Lackland AFB, we passed them going to training. I think they are ammo bunkers

withak
Jan 15, 2003

F != m * a

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq=...012048&t=h&z=17

Train bunkers.

nurrwick
Jul 5, 2007



I'm liking the ancient airfield just to the south of there.

Blimpkin
Dec 28, 2003


This bing bird's eye stuff is really neat. Especially that you can change the orientation of the view, and all that. I can't wait till they fly over Dubai again and we get a nice new view of the Burj Khalifa, it's going to look great.

JammyLammy
Dec 23, 2009


Trubadurix posted:

It looks weird, but the explanation is quite simple and boring. The two guys in the diving suits are friends of the google-car driver, so they knew when the car was going to pass...and staged this.

This always got on my nerves when the google-car was driving around. People were trying to organize "wacky" poo poo to do near the car to get their photo taken. I want to see candid people doing going about normal life, not internet nerds putting on costumes and acting like retards


nildrohain454 posted:


The Mirny Diamond Mine, second largest excavated hole in the world. The airspace over the mine is closed, due to reports of helicopters getting sucked into it.


Ok, I'm going to be the retard and ask how are helicopters getting sucked in?

blackmage
Sep 9, 2006


smafrolessman posted:

I think people were attending a funeral on that day. It's to the left of that Titan Missile site, at the Twin Buttes Cemetery

I love that just SSW of the Titan silo, is Titan Self Storage. Coincidence?

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Wallace the Great
May 12, 2007
Now you're all in big trouble.

If you type something as generic as "USA" as one of the terms in a Google Maps directions search, does it place the point at a place you have searched for maps before? I guess what I'm asking is, when you put "USA" into your directions search, where did it have as your starting location, as in, where in the U.S. exactly?

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