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Google Earth Imagery Update

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Offline Lance

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2013, 12:32:35 PM »
What are these?
I remember reading somewhere on the chat about what they were, but can't remember.

29.228451, -103.169646

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2013, 12:39:51 PM »
What are these?
I remember reading somewhere on the chat about what they were, but can't remember.

29.228451, -103.169646

I drove by there in April. Looks like a major expansion has taken place. Many of these are white (plastic?) wraps over a framework of some kind. Vented or meshed on top I think. Some kind of plant experiment?
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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013, 04:25:01 PM »

Ok, I guess this will get old, but . . .

Would this be the Loftin place?


 29.259806, -103.032880


And then what would this nearby thing be?


 29.261016, -103.032634



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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2013, 04:45:36 PM »

Ok, I guess this will get old, but . . .

Would this be the Loftin place?


 29.259806, -103.032880


And then what would this nearby thing be?


 29.261016, -103.032634

Looks like a "guzzler"
Not all those who wander are lost.
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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2013, 08:43:52 PM »
Not in the Bend, but here's a nice shot of Lockheed Martin's top secret radar testing facility where they did the radar signature testing on the F-117 stealth fighter and the Navy's version, the A-12 "Flying Dorito".

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2013, 11:08:11 PM »
Hmmm...

 2920'31.76"N, 10326'52.54"W
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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2013, 11:32:07 PM »
Hmmm...

 2920'31.76"N, 10326'52.54"W

Something close by you could visit next time your out. 

I wonder what the park will that about all of this new high resolution imagery.  :eusa_think:

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2013, 07:20:33 AM »
"Hey, how 'bout a Fandango..?"

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2013, 08:41:59 AM »

Ok, I guess this will get old, but . . .

Would this be the Loftin place?


 29.259806, -103.032880


And then what would this nearby thing be?


 29.261016, -103.032634

the building is one of the nicest ruins I have seen. It was probably part of the Ore terminal project. there are many very substantial wooden beams around and some were used to build that building. its mainly brick, and has 3 rooms.  lots of other interesting pieces of junk laying around.

the large triangle, I think is a concrete structure, I have not personally seen it when I was in the area looking around a few times, but someone sais it looks to be some type of chute or something
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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2013, 03:53:27 PM »
how about this? I have driven by it many times and even seen crews working on it, but im not sure what it is or what its purpose is.
Maybe something like the Nazca lines?

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103 8.220'W
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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2013, 04:18:07 PM »
how about this? I have driven by it many times and even seen crews working on it, but im not sure what it is or what its purpose is.
Maybe something like the Nazca lines?

 29 26.262'N
103 8.220'W
Funny I had seen that also. From the road it looks like folks had been driving in the desert doing donuts, just 'cause they could. From GE, it looks like material being dumped perhaps?  :eusa_think:

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2013, 06:23:38 PM »
how about this? I have driven by it many times and even seen crews working on it, but im not sure what it is or what its purpose is.
Maybe something like the Nazca lines?

 29 26.262'N
103 8.220'W
Funny I had seen that also. From the road it looks like folks had been driving in the desert doing donuts, just 'cause they could. From GE, it looks like material being dumped perhaps?  :eusa_think:

its a bunch of brush debris in bundles all stacked up and lined up. I had wondered if it was some planned out erosion prevention during flash floods or something.
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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2013, 07:11:24 PM »

the large triangle, I think is a concrete structure

It's a "guzzler"
Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2013, 07:25:51 PM »

the large triangle, I think is a concrete structure

It's a "guzzler"

Got it. Thanks.

What's a guzzler?
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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2013, 07:35:20 PM »

the large triangle, I think is a concrete structure

It's a "guzzler"

Got it. Thanks.

What's a guzzler?

I believe it's a passive water catchment system..

 


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