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Offline Slowhatch

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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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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« 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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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2009, 08:57:23 AM »
Way cool, Slowhatch!! Thanks!
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« 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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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2009, 06:04:27 AM »
Great maps again, Neobie......thank you!!!
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2009, 08:11:37 PM »
Edited to add Beijing II.
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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« Reply #58 on: April 26, 2009, 08:23:34 PM »
Again a great map, Neobie.........thanks!!!!

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Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
« 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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