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Where Is Google Earth Centred?  
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5575 posts, RR: 32
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Anyone know where Google Earth is centred? It seems to be some small town, somewhere around the mid-western US. It can't be of much significance if it's not high-res, so I'm wondering why it was chosen:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/GE3.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/GE2.jpg



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Isn't that a burb of Chicago?


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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Its intentional as the exact location you can zoom in on, Meadowbrook Apartments, Lawrence, is where the Google Earth project leader stayed while attending Kansas University in the 1980s, as well as living in the town for 15 years. Brian McClendon is also the cofounder of Keyhole Ltd, which Google bought to acquire Google Earth.

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5575 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Thanks RichardPrice, I reckoned it had some significance and wondered why, as it hardly seemed the centre of the universe.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

It's most likely 2 miles northwest of Lebanon, Kansas. That's where it centers when I fire it up.

http://www.zjstech.net/~library/4249/lebanon,%20KS.jpg

[Edited 2006-03-11 23:14:40]

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

How did Lawrence, KS get onto the banks of Lake Michigan?


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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
It's most likely 2 miles northwest of Lebanon, Kansas. That's where it centers when I fire it up.



Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):
How did Lawrence, KS get onto the banks of Lake Michigan?

You are zooming in too soon, you need to fire up the app and let it settle for a couple of seconds, otherwise if you immediately hit zoom when the earth appears, it hasnt centred yet and you get anywhere within a thousand miles of Lawrence (I jsut tried it half a dozen times).

If you leave it to settle before zooming in, it always hits Lawrence.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 6):
If you leave it to settle before zooming in, it always hits Lawrence.

Oh oh, I was just looking at the top photo with the pin on Chicago.

That makes sense now. Cheers.  Smile



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Sure enough, it is centered in on Lawrence, KS, which is ironically MY hometown!  Smile I am there for college, and will likely stay here past graduating in May. In fact, the apartment complex it is centered on, Meadowbrook (aka Ghettobrook), is about 5 minutes from my apartment and right across the street from my work, and is also where my girlfriend will be living next year. I guess I'm just that cool  Wink

User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

A sort of question regarding Google Earth for you guys :

Where is Concord at MAN ringway - can't see it for love nor money

Signed confused

 confused 


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 9):
Where is Concord at MAN ringway

At LHR T4 awaiting it's next commercial flight. The photo's were taken pre retirement.



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User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 10):
At LHR T4 awaiting it's next commercial flight. The photo's were taken pre retirement

A Ha !! - silly woman !!

Cheers Myt332  Yeah sure


User currently offlinePurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 248 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
It's most likely 2 miles northwest of Lebanon, Kansas. That's where it centers when I fire it up.

That would be the geographic center of the lower 48 US states. Or about 70 miles East of where I grew up!



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