Google Earth Problems

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Offline i_have_no_idea

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Google Earth Problems
« on: 30/10/2005 23:03:44 »
I recently got the google earth and found some weird green circles? Go to 37 38'30 N 115 48'07 W at about 4000 ft.  (it's in nevada U.S)
These are all over the country in some places.
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Re: Google Earth Problems
« Reply #1 on: 01/11/2005 21:30:44 »
Do you mean these?


Very strange - about 1000 m across.  Any ideas?
 

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Re: Google Earth Problems
« Reply #2 on: 02/11/2005 10:51:44 »
I went to Las Vegas this summer, and flew over things that looked like that. According to my husband they are just fields.
I'll try to post a photo when I get home.
 

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Re: Google Earth Problems
« Reply #3 on: 02/11/2005 22:22:12 »
Those are some pretty odd fields.
Try and zoom in on Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico. I havenít tried but I wonder if they set anything up so you couldn't see area 51.
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« Reply #4 on: 02/11/2005 23:02:37 »
I think they are fields or crops planted in desert areas. They are circular because it is easier to sprinkle water over them from a revolving hose system. A bit like a seconds hand going round a watch.
There are some also in the Arabian desert.










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Re: Google Earth Problems
« Reply #5 on: 02/11/2005 23:09:43 »
But their too big arn't they (compaired to the other crops).
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Re: Google Earth Problems
« Reply #6 on: 03/11/2005 21:19:11 »




These are the photos we took from the plane on the way to Las Vegas.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 04/11/2005 15:38:53 »
Right then, they are crops.
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Re: Google Earth Problems
« Reply #8 on: 04/11/2005 15:50:48 »
Thanks Heather....honestly !!..the trouble some people will go to answer a question on this site. And there I was about to pack my bags to Nevada.

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Re: Google Earth Problems
« Reply #9 on: 05/11/2005 22:36:00 »
They are definitely crops that are irrigated by a system that has a pivot in the middle and a long pipe on wheels with sprinklers along the pipe.  Here is a picture of one from a little closer:  

And here is a link to a page with more info and another pic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:PivotIrrigationOnCotton.jpg

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Re: Google Earth Problems
« Reply #10 on: 06/11/2005 14:08:18 »
check this site dedicated to Google maps/Earth...

http://googlesightseeing.com/category/post-cats/weirdness/  look to the right for other links.

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Re: Google Earth Problems
« Reply #11 on: 06/11/2005 16:48:48 »
Neil - there are some funny (haha, not necessarily peculiar) pics on that site

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« Reply #12 on: 06/11/2005 18:01:02 »
You're right there Eth. They have certainly scoured the globe with a magnifying glass haven't they ?...all good stuff though.

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