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Re: EP3: 'Please, Lord, Give Me Milk !'
« Reply #275 on: November 24, 2007, 10:34:24 AM »
Neobie :hearts: has posted a fabulous link in MAPS! which has let me update the maps to include the railline (map may date from 1954 but better than any we have had!)

He also gave us these coordinates:

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Managed to match up the train 'station' (149'41"W 1217'52"N) and the town of Bingo (149'55"W 1218'00"N) on Google Earth with this map, but I'm still a little helpless with the rest of the locations. Looks like the building at 149'59"W 1218'11"N is the only one long enough to be the school (the trees kind of match up), so I'm thinking the milking was on the south side of the track and the Pit Stop on the north side?

Could one of you GE wizards give me some pretty pictures for MAPS! with these??  :please:

He also found this link to the Commune of Bingo which is a goldmine of information! (in French but I can just get the essentials!)

Some tidbits from the site:

The road from Ouagadougou to Bingo has been resurfaced and is now "suitable for all seasons".
The govt of Taiwan has helped finance this new clinic, maternity clinic, and Youth center, and latrines-- just dedicated in October:

They are seeking funding for a new ambulance of this type:

A photo gallery of the town council--was trying to find the judges/greeter: MMe Zongo maybe??


Or the regional council: Mmme Lamoussa maybe?


The population is about 2100, and the school has 70 students with 36 boys and 34 girls. They are asking for funding at a cost of 600F to help send a child to school.
There is an "Agricultural School" in Bingo as well--could this be one of those "long" buildings you are seeing in GE? ???

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Re: EP3: 'Please, Lord, Give Me Milk !'
« Reply #276 on: November 24, 2007, 10:47:39 AM »
In his post in Maps, maps, maps Neobie found the location of the School in Bingo that was used for the Detour.

From Neobie's lead, here is the location in Google Earth.  See that there is a just barely visible pentagon in the GE image.  This is the flag pole that Phil walks be in his standup for the Detour.

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Re: EP3: 'Please, Lord, Give Me Milk !'
« Reply #277 on: November 24, 2007, 10:52:06 AM »
Beat you to it Peach!  :jam:
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Re: EP3: 'Please, Lord, Give Me Milk !'
« Reply #278 on: November 24, 2007, 11:00:14 AM »
Heeee...I was living in my own little "modify message" world and didn't even know you were here!

But THANK YOU for the beautiful pictures!! That's what we needed!!  :yess:  :gj:  adding the GE in maps...

Could that "agricultural school" be where they did the school shots??

Oh! I just saw your greeter pic too! :lol:

Now that you know exactly where we are--any chance of time estimates for mat check ins or was the weather too bad? :please:

And thanks again to NEOBIE too for the wonderful link!! :yourock:
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Re: EP3: 'Please, Lord, Give Me Milk !'
« Reply #279 on: November 24, 2007, 11:24:42 AM »
Thanks Peach, I've been trying to find the Pit Stop.  Should not be too hard.  You know, a dozen or so huts, should be easy to find!   :rotf:

About the time.  Forget it.  Rain drops.  I'm sticking with the wristwatch time I got earlier.

Not much to the "Train Station".  Here it is:

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Re: EP3: 'Please, Lord, Give Me Milk !'
« Reply #280 on: November 24, 2007, 11:31:31 AM »
Looks like Roadblock, Detour, and Pitstop allinthesamespot.

Is this the new TAR format.  We're very co-located in Croatia too.
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Re: EP3: 'Please, Lord, Give Me Milk !'
« Reply #281 on: November 24, 2007, 12:13:41 PM »
Damn, Chateau I never dreamed you would be able to find those shots.  I mean seriously.  Very, very impressive.

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Re: EP3: 'Please, Lord, Give Me Milk !'
« Reply #282 on: November 24, 2007, 12:45:30 PM »
Amazing stuff Chateau :bow: :crown , and good job Neobie for just happening upon the map  :gj:

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Re: EP3: 'Please, Lord, Give Me Milk !'
« Reply #283 on: November 24, 2007, 01:38:04 PM »
Thanks for finding those shots, Chateau!
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Re: EP3: 'Please, Lord, Give Me Milk !'
« Reply #284 on: November 24, 2007, 10:53:17 PM »
Thanks, but I just plugged in Neobie's coordinates.  It was no biggy.

But a few days ago I did scan all the way along the RR track looking for the place.  Everything looks the same so I missed it.  What we needed was what Neobie did which was to get a map that had the Lat & Long of Bingo.
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