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Google maps mystery.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Savage, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Savage

    Savage IncGamers Member

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    Google maps mystery.

    Click here.

    Click here.

    Notice anything? Probably not, neither did I at first:

    :shocked:

    More here.
     
  2. pancakeman

    pancakeman IncGamers Member

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    I noticed it right away, because the land doesn't match. Then it struck me: Why not? When Google Maps covers up something, they normally blur it so that it is invisible or just put grey over it. However, someone has gone to great lengths to not show what is under that land. Very strange.
     
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    For some reason i cant tell what you're talking about. maybe i'm just too tired
     
  4. Dondrei

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    *Abducted by Chinese secret police*
     
  5. Sokar Rostau

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    We are sorry but we do not have maps at this zoom level for this region.
    We are sorry but we do not have maps at this zoom level for this region.
    We are sorry but we do not have maps at this zoom level for this region.
    We are sorry but we do not have maps at this zoom level for this region.
     
  6. Amra

    Amra IncGamers Member

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    ummm... how can you not?
     
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    Don't google have an agreement with Chine re: censorship?
     
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    For some reason I still don't get it?

    One image shows some mountains while the other shows some fields?

    The only part "I think I understood" was that it's the same map, and nobody would zoom in on the mountains because they're boring?

    While doing so would reveal those military fields or?
     
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    The square area in the first map has the mountains of the second map instead of what is really there. The mountains shown in the first map are NOT there in reality - their graphic is being used to hide whatever really is there.

    The mountains are really from an area a looong way away.
     
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    I feel like an idiot now :rolleyes:
     
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    It's not an edited/cover image by google - that >is< a picture of what is there. It is a scale model (500:1) of the terrain of the second map.
     
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    Ooohhhh...

    Bet the locals in the area concerned are real happy about a scale model of their area being constructed by the chinese military... It's nice when people pay you attention...

    Quite worrying really - that would ahve cost a fortune to build - you don't go spending that much money just to have a pretty landscape to look at.
     
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    Maybe they're training the midget army for mountain warfare and need a scaled mountain model? :rolleyes:
     
  14. Beepy

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    Or trying out hedgehog combat scenarios to see if is worth genetically engineering 500 foot war hedgehogs?
     
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    I prefer my idea. :grin:
     
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    But 500:1? Chinese people aren't THAT small!
     
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    OMG TEH CHINESE r GOIN 2 TAEK OVER !!!1111

    But seriously, WTF:

    :worry:
     
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    So what's the big deal? It's not like the US got nothing to hide...
     
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    Haha, I loved that.

    "It could be a military miniature designed to practice the widespread dispersal of weapons of mass destruction, or . . . a putt-putt course."

    Reminds me of Lewis Black's summary of the intelligence presentations leading up to the current Iraq war.

    "And they showed us a picture of a factory, and there was a truck leaving just as Hans Blix was entering, and that truck was carrying a weapon of mass destruction or . . . ice cream."
     
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    If you look around the area of the "fake mountain field" one, particularly to the North West, there are some other strange markings on the land, cant really tell what they are, definitly manmade though.

    -Matt
     

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