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Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« on: January 30, 2009, 09:15:48 PM »
:welcome3: to the MAPS for TAR 14!

As always, I'll be depending on everyone's help to make this a success, so please remember the Maps! as you research the race.

If you have Map or a Map tool that you think is great or have found useful--PLEASE add it here or let me know by PM and I will add it right into the correct spot so we can all use it! 

As you post Maps or links to Maps in the threads, it is also VERY helpful if you could either give me a head's up here or by PM so I don't miss it, or just add a link to the post or the map itself here.
VR /Interactive links are appreciated too! 

I'm really happy to be the librarian here but would like this to be a team effort--so please--send lots!

Thanks everybody!  :hugs:




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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 09:16:06 PM »



Map store!

Please post your map finds in this thread, and they will be moved to the appropriate leg.

Please label each map clearly with where it is (name of the country, city, town, or park--for example).

Thanks everybody!

Need some ideas on how to find maps?
Here are some search ideas from Slowhatch:   :ty3:

    Perry-Castenada Collection and links page

    Odden's Bookmarks

    Google search with "location maps"

Others:

    Info Hub--maps

    Google Earth Explorer

    Google Maps

    MAP source for Africa and Central America

    COUNTRY facts --dialing codes, maps, time zones, etc  Thanks to Slowhatch!

    Viagem Portuguese links to major cities Thanks to Slowhatch

    Emporis Maps  "Emporis Maps is a map system. Instead of just searching for addresses Emporis Maps combines location-based information with building data from Emporis." Thanks to Slowhatch!


*** Wonderful MAP Link! *** Thanks to puddin, this interactive link has loads of info on each country, as well as easy, zoomable Google and GE maps. Try it! Worldmaps Infoseek







Flags courtesy of ITA's Flags of All Countries used with permission.
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 09:16:24 PM »
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Since the MAP thread can become slow to load once it is full of MAPS!, I'm going to try having links to each section individually so you can click right on the Leg you want to see.

Welcome Note

Search Ideas and Map Links

Table of Contents

Neobie's AYL (Amazing Yellow Line) MAP!

LEG 1: Starting line

Leg 1
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 09:16:50 PM »


NEOBIE's AMAZING YELLOW LINE MAP! THE AYL RETURNS!








Map used with permission and will be updated as new info is obtained.
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 09:17:07 PM »
STARTING LINE for TAR 14:   Episode 1 Airdate:  2/15/09       Filming date: 10/31/08

>>> CALIFORNIA   

       >>> LOS ANGELES area   again! :groan:

              >>> Starting Line: Los Alamitos Airfield, near Long Beach

              zoomable map:
              
View Larger Map
     
               

           


               >>> LAX:

               
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 09:17:24 PM »
SWITZERLAND  Episode 1  Airdate: 2/15/09    Film Date 11/1-2/09

Thumbnail, click-click! Thanks Neobie!






all thanks to Neobie!
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 09:17:42 PM »

GERMANY  Episode 2:  Airdate 2/22/09     Film Date: 11/2-3/08




AUSTRIA


Just a taste!

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 09:18:02 PM »
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 09:18:19 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 09:18:41 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 09:19:08 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2009, 09:19:27 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2009, 09:19:47 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2009, 09:20:10 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2009, 09:21:16 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2009, 09:21:35 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2009, 09:21:59 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2009, 09:22:18 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2009, 09:22:44 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2009, 09:53:45 PM »



Okay, I'm done saving.... :lol:
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2009, 01:16:26 AM »
Celebrating the detectives of RFF! :jam:

*Switzerland map moved downthread*
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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2009, 01:24:56 AM »
:ty Neobie! Treasures!  :hearts:
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2009, 01:24:37 AM »
Not exactly maps, but VRs are fun to work with:
  • VR Brasov, with panos of the Black Church and Bran Castle and an interactive map of the city
  • VR Trans-Siberian Railway, with interior train shots and a good pano of Krasnoyarsk station

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« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2009, 09:09:25 AM »
Idea from DrRox, and map dug up by Peach!

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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2009, 10:44:03 AM »
Thanks Neobie!

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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2009, 01:19:58 PM »
CBS should hire Neobie as its mapmaker.
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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2009, 01:32:34 PM »
No kidding, I am stealing these for my files.  Theft the best form of research.

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« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2009, 01:59:03 PM »
I gave him one little suggestion and he amplified it about 1000x.
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2009, 02:56:38 PM »
Neobie is pretty f'ing rocks my world!  :jam:

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« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2009, 05:18:02 PM »
When it comes to maps, Neobie is my god!   :bow:

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« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2009, 08:05:14 PM »
I'm sorry! ... Forgot to take my OCD meds...
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« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2009, 08:12:16 PM »
Oh Neobie! they are all wonderful!

I'm sorry for the delay y'all,  :-[ :-[ :-[

I have a computer virus, can't use PBucket to upload, computer shutting off every 2 secs so I am behind. Thanks to puddin's help I'll catch up soon though, and yes the computer is getting deep cleaned later this week I think...
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« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2009, 10:37:23 PM »
I'm sorry! ... Forgot to take my OCD meds...
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« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2009, 03:55:07 AM »
*puddin flushs Neobies OCD meds down the toilet*  :jam:

*digs around for map of flat's sewage system*
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« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2009, 08:24:19 AM »
Neobie's map of Locarno to Verzasca is very good. To supplement it with a larger view of the canton of Ticino, see:

Ticino Canton Map

I found this while determining the distance from downtown Locarno to Verzasca Dam, which is no more than 10 km. A trip on a Sunday morning in November should not take more than 15 minutes.
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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2009, 07:02:35 AM »
That's nice, Apskip!

Leg Two maps below. Thanks of course to Chateau!
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« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2009, 08:33:19 AM »
Great maps, Neobie. Gives us some proper perspective on how far the racers had to drive. I also like how you chronicled where LaKisha and Jen went. :tup: :tup: :tup:
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« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2009, 06:35:44 AM »
I can't figure out where the "Gypsy" task took place. It's nearer to Brasov than the other option is, but where is it?

(Pit Stop and Bran Castle courtesy of Chateau. Romania's GE is a bitch.)

Edited: Tammy/Victor went at least as far as the meadow. Ooh that's far!
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« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2009, 06:55:07 AM »
Neobie,
I can help you. The distance from the gypsy camp to the pit stop is probably about teh same distance as from Bran Castle (the Vampite Remains DETOUR) was to Vila Panoramic. That would be about 2 miles but I cannot tell you in what direction.

Gypsies are all over Transylvania. Tour guides can and do point out as you drive by in a bus many gypsy shacks that are close to other housing along the roads. Remember that this is a  fake gypsy village, so it will have been placed to facliitate teams getting to the pit stop after compleing the Gypsy Moves DETOUR. I say just put it on your map near Bran. Any direction except on an elevation will do.

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« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2009, 12:53:21 PM »
Looking at Tammy/Victor's path, that must have taken at least a couple of hours to go that far off course. You think how far Linda strayed in Germany, it must have been something similar and Tammy & Victor went all uphill. Had Brad & Victoria stayed with the 9:30 p.m. pack in Munich, they could have easily eliminated the siblings while Tammy & Victor kept going off course.
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« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2009, 01:12:46 PM »


This is crazy. And Tammy dealt with all that calmly and nicely? :ascared
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« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2009, 02:26:20 PM »
I wonder if Phil would have had to walk into the woods to eliminate Tammy & Victor had Brad & Victoria not been stranded in Amsterdam.  :groan: :groan: :groan:

We're going to have to start our Questions for the Racers thread soon. One question I want answered, how far did Tammy & Victor walk and how long did it take before they finally turned around? Was it two, three or four hours? It was still daylight when they hit the mat in 8th.
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« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2009, 03:03:44 PM »
I wonder if Phil would have had to walk into the woods to eliminate Tammy & Victor had Brad & Victoria not been stranded in Amsterdam.  :groan: :groan: :groan:

We're going to have to start our Questions for the Racers thread soon. One question I want answered, how far did Tammy & Victor walk and how long did it take before they finally turned around? Was it two, three or four hours? It was still daylight when they hit the mat in 8th.
I think i read 4 hours? But will have to find where I read that .....
Thanks for the maps Neobie! As always.... Very nice!  :jam:

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« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2009, 09:11:15 AM »
Nothing special this week. Can't find very reliable locations within the Detour town; Ovsyanka translates into "oatmeal" and that's all I get when I look for maps!
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« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2009, 09:20:46 PM »
I'll get these Jaipur maps in before the rush starts:

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« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2009, 12:08:53 PM »
Thanks to Puddin for the caps, Chateau, Slowhatch, Boingo, DrRox and the other detectives on the Episode Thread!

Yep. Christie/Jodi's turn to run far off the course...
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2009, 09:55:43 AM »
I have solved the "where is Dhula Village" challenge. It is due east of the word Jaipur on this area map:

Dhula Village Location

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« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2009, 10:12:24 PM »
With help from Boingo, WalkingPneumonia, Slowhatch, and the unexpected Apskip!
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2009, 08:42:15 PM »
Phuket. Got a four-month headstart on this one.

Interesting observations:
1. Everyone went to Patong at the beginning, and not just Mel/Mike.
2. The rickshaw temple was two minutes walk from the herbal shop.
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2009, 09:34:43 PM »
A site with annotated maps and photos of Bangkok attractions and walking tours. I've been using it (and other sites) to try spotting the distinctive streetlamps at the taxi stand; no luck so far.

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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2009, 07:23:21 PM »
A detailed street map here; you can cross-reference with a street search engine here.

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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2009, 02:09:54 AM »
City8, which actually predated Google Streetview by about a year, provides streetview functions for Chinese cities (Guilin here, Beijing here). The trouble is, I haven't found an English interface yet.

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« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2009, 12:15:08 PM »
Random fact of the leg: Teams in the karaoke taxi went around in a circle, back to the same temple. :duno:
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2009, 08:54:18 AM »
Edushi makes some interesting interactive ortho maps of major Chinese cities (no English interface I could find). No Guilin, but here's a view of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

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« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2009, 08:57:23 AM »
Way cool, Slowhatch!! Thanks!
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« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2009, 04:12:13 AM »
Teeny flaw (actually just covering my ass for the map labelling): what Tammy and Victor read as "Fuyong Lang" is actually "Furong Lang" (Hibiscus Court/Gallery) in Mandarin. They're of Taiwanese descent, so maybe that came from Minnanese roots?

The Calligraphy option brought teams about halfway to the Pit Stop - so they were at a bit of an advantage there.

Edited to fix: Phil's Banyan Lake is actually the one closer to the South Gate. The Pit Stop lake translates closer to Cedar or Fir.
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« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2009, 06:04:27 AM »
Great maps again, Neobie......thank you!!!
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« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2009, 08:11:37 PM »
Edited to add Beijing II.
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« Reply #58 on: April 26, 2009, 08:23:34 PM »
Again a great map, Neobie.........thanks!!!!

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« Reply #59 on: May 11, 2009, 09:17:10 AM »
Final instalment for this season, with thanks to Chateau, Slowhatch, and all the detectives! :jam:

It's been a great run. And congratulations to the Final 3, each clocking up to 26800 miles, or 43100km!
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