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The Amazing Race => The Amazing Race Discussion => Topic started by: Neobie on April 23, 2011, 02:54:51 AM

Title: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on April 23, 2011, 02:54:51 AM
Hey guys, I'm working on plotting all the historical Pit Stops of TAR to as accurate a point as possible, and right now I'm stuck on the Starting Line of TAR 3 in the Everglades. The credits list "Miccosukee Indian Village", but I'm pretty sure that's not the starting line. Here are some other clues:

1. Behind Phil is an airboat. I can't tell land from water on Google Earth within the Everglades, do you guys know how?
2. The sixth picture listed here is of teams travelling east along Route 41, just before the intersection with Loop Rd.

Any ideas, guys?

(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2109/everglades.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: theschnauzers on April 23, 2011, 05:31:09 PM
Yes.  The start line is near (as in "behind" the village. If you look at the cars the teams drove onto U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) there is a dirt road IIRC that they turn off of onto the highway.

I confirmed this with Drew Riker at TARCON 3, when it would have been fresh in his memory.

The other thing to keep in mind is that the location is far more developed now due to the Indian casino than it was in 2002 when the start was filmed.


Edited to add:  Neobie, the location would be well to the "west" of the US 41 intersection with Loop Road; If I recall correctly, it was actually west of the county line between Miami-Dade and Collier counties.

There's been some clear development on both sides of the highway, as I do not remember seeing that many structures along that area of 41 at the time. One possibility is a short dirt road that had a camera icon in Google Earth with the address of 54002 US 41 . The one thing I definitely pinned down in talking with Drew about it was that it was past the "Bid Bend" which is where US 41 turns towards the NW for a distance and then back towards the west headed towards Naples.

It other words, the drive was further away out from Miami than the reference to Loop Road.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Dom on April 25, 2011, 09:45:52 AM
This is a great idea! I'd love to be able to just look at a map and tell exactly where TAR has been. Maybe you could include all the route info/roadblocks etc as well afterwards? Let me know if you'd like help doing this!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: mjriches2005 on April 25, 2011, 02:06:52 PM
This is not a historical pitstop, but I live about 7 miles from the Tillikum Retreat in Newberg, Oregon where the final leg detour of Season 13 was.  Its on NE North Valley Road just outside of Newberg.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on May 02, 2011, 11:34:37 PM
Thanks guys, and thanks TheSchnauzers for the help with Miami! There's only one location that matches the clues: a service reservoir just south of the Dade Collier Airport. I now have the locations for all Pit Stops in TARs 1-5, down to an accuracy I'm pretty happy about! (With the exception of Ban Plai Pong Pang, and the boats-floating-in-harbours Pit Stops...)

Now moving on... if anyone can figure out the Ile de Goree Pit Stop in TAR 6, that'd be pretty amazing! It doesn't help that there's no name to it, so I'm randomly searching Panoramio for something that fits...

I'd be happy to move on to other locations once I have all the Pit Stops down!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on May 31, 2011, 08:16:57 PM
There! All 244 of the starting lines, ending points, Pit Stops and faux-Pit Stops over 18 seasons! The two I'm most unsure about still are the ones for Ile de Goree and the Makgadikgadi Pans, but I'm pretty happy with almost everything else!

(Guess which two Pit Stops were closest to each other?)

Let me know if you have anything to add, change, or if you are familiar with any city the race has visited to be able to help pinpoint other locations on the race!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Coutzy on June 01, 2011, 06:54:26 AM
There! All 244 of the starting lines, ending points, Pit Stops and faux-Pit Stops over 18 seasons! The two I'm most unsure about still are the ones for Ile de Goree and the Makgadikgadi Pans, but I'm pretty happy with almost everything else!

(Guess which two Pit Stops were closest to each other?)

Let me know if you have anything to add, change, or if you are familiar with any city the race has visited to be able to help pinpoint other locations on the race!

If you need anything from TAR18's Sydney/Manly leg I can pinpoint clue locations as well as the pit stop.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2011, 09:00:31 AM
What a labor of love!!  This will be the reference to go to for forever....

Wonderful job Neobie!! :yourock:
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: apskip on June 01, 2011, 03:00:15 PM
There! All 244 of the starting lines, ending points, Pit Stops and faux-Pit Stops over 18 seasons! The two I'm most unsure about still are the ones for Ile de Goree and the Makgadikgadi Pans, but I'm pretty happy with almost everything else!

(Guess which two Pit Stops were closest to each other?)

Let me know if you have anything to add, change, or if you are familiar with any city the race has visited to be able to help pinpoint other locations on the race!

Neobie,
When you said "There." I expected a link a link to your list. Where can I find it?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Prophet on June 01, 2011, 03:03:28 PM
Apskip,

The file is attached at the bottom of the post. You must have the Google Earth program to open it.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on June 02, 2011, 09:43:57 AM
As requested by Apskip via PM, a list of the places pinned. (I'm pretty sure it's up on Wikipedia though.)

http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/967/pitstops.jpg

Thanks RealityTVistheBest! I wonder if the Pit Stop was in the cluster of houses near the House of Slaves or near the Fort? I couldn't find photographs that match up perfectly...

I think the closest Pit Stops were the ones in Kolkata, one at the Fountain of Joy and the other at the Victoria Memorial. They're just across the road from each other, less than 100m/300ft apart! DrRox got it right via PM, but you also gave it in a list of five six Pit Stops, so I'm not sure about the prize? :)

Coutzy, I'll let you know once I get to Australia! Thanks for the offer!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Prophet on June 02, 2011, 09:45:46 AM
As requested by Apskip via PM, a list of the places pinned. (I'm pretty sure it's up on Wikipedia though.)

http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/967/pitstops.jpg

Very cool Neobie! That is a list we will be able to look back on as a reference for a long time.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: theschnauzers on June 02, 2011, 03:04:36 PM
I was taking a look last night and I would have picked Kolkuta, as well; I remember thinking it at the time while TAR:UB was in Kolkuta.

Before last season, my two choices would have been the UAE, and TAR 1 in southern Thailand.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on June 02, 2011, 10:56:49 PM
I think these Pit Stop pairs were also pretty close?

Shanghai, TAR 6 and 16, 1.04km
Prague, TAR 15, 1.08km
Hong Kong, TAR 2 and 17, 1.33km
Seoul, TAR 4 and 17, 1.33km
St Petersburg, TAR 17, 1.53km

Interesting note: Tiantan Park is slightly off the Beijing meridial axis, but if you go from south to north in a straight line you can go through where Kevin/Drew were eliminated, then where Bilal/Sa'eed were eliminated, then the faux Pit Stop in TAR 14, and finally where LaKisha/Jennifer were eliminated...
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Slowhatch on June 02, 2011, 11:28:45 PM
I think I've found a match, but it's useless because all the photos are captioned "streets of Goree" or something similar. I agree that it's probably in the warren of small streets in the southeast quarter. (photo source (http://www.routard.com/photos/senegal/92741-petite_rue_de_goree.htm))
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on June 03, 2011, 12:08:49 PM
You guys are awesome, we found it! :yess:

Thanks to Slowhatch's photo I found a little cleft in the road where it veers right, and RealityTVistheBest's aerial view helps pick the road out in a way Google Earth doesn't. There's a little plaza Kris/Jon run past as they head to Phil, and it matches up with what we have.

Great job guys!

(Now if anyone can narrow down the Ban Plai Pong Pang, the Breakaways, or the Magkadigkadi Pans Pit Stop I will be suitably impressed!)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2011, 12:18:40 PM
We need some site visits... :lol:
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Prophet on June 03, 2011, 01:18:57 PM
Could this possibly be the location of the Plai Pong Pang house?

http://goo.gl/maps/wN72

It has a similar name and is near Amphawa and is on a river but maybe there are many places around there like this  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on June 03, 2011, 03:17:14 PM
It's got to be near there, Plai Pong Pang ปลายโพงพาง is the name of the village, and Ban บ้าน pretty much just means 'house'...

Not sure if this map, and the Thai directions to which Google wrings its hands, helps?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9QcwQONKkbs/SqucJ9sOnDI/AAAAAAAAAK0/EQYCq-a85w8/s1600-h/AmpawaMap.jpg

เส้นทางจาก จ.สมุทรสงครามมาได้ 2 เส้นทาง คือ
เส้นทางที่ 1 ใช้ทางหลวงหมายเลข 2 (ถ.พระราม 2) ข้ามสะพานสมเด็จพระพุทธเลิศหล้า แล้วชิดซ้ายเพื่อลอดใต้สะพาน ตรงไปยัง อ. โพงพาง เลี้ยวซ้าย สู่ ถ.แม่กลอง-ปากท่อสายเก่า ตรงไปให้สังเกตซ้ายมือเป็นทางเข้าวัดโคกเกตุตรงเข้าไปจะพบบ้านทรงไทยปลายโพงพาง อยู่ฝั่งซ้ายมือ
เส้นทางที่ 2 จากสี่แยกปากท่อเข้า ถ.แม่กลอง-ปากท่อสายเก่า ราว 11 กม. จะถึงวัดโคกเกตุ เลี้ยวซ้ายตรงไปจะพบจุดหมายปลายทาง

สถานที่
 เลขที่ 253 บ้านโคกเกตุ หมู่ 7 ต.ปลายโพงพาง อ.อัมพวา จ.สมุทรสงคราม
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: chill_sd on June 04, 2011, 12:32:38 PM
Im Translator comes up with this:

Directions from Mon. Samut have two routes to a route, take Highway No. 2 (Rama 2 rd.) Bridge King Buddha Loet La.
 Then left to go under the bridge directly to the message. Phongphang turn left into Rd. Maeklong - Tho old line.
 Right to left, note the entrance to Wat Khok note directly to the House for the late Phongphang found. On the left hand path 2.
 If the intersection into a mouthpiece. Mae Klong - Tho old line about 11 km.
 Is to measure Kok Neptune Turn left at the destination location is found at No. 253 Moo 7, Ban Khok Kate A. Amphawa Samutsongkram Phongphang end.
 
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on December 31, 2011, 11:56:56 AM
 :bump for a NEW YEAR!!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Dom on January 01, 2012, 03:17:28 PM
This thread should definitely be kept in a prime position! I've personally found this to be incredibly useful resource  :xmas146
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Best Loser on April 24, 2012, 10:48:12 PM
I read this thread before I went back and rewatched every season, and I noticed that only the Pitstops from the American seasons were covered. I'm not a pro at this like Neobie, and many of these seasons aren't in English, but I tried to be as precise as possible There are a few that aren't correct, ranging from a few yards to...having no clue (help would be appreciated, especially with HaMerotz LaMillion's Finish Line.), so I put in parentheses in the names of those that I know aren't perfect a short description of how off they are. So here are the Pitstops from the International Versions for anyone who's interested.
Title: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
Post by: G.B. on April 15, 2013, 08:50:19 PM
So one of the things I absolutely love to do is to track The Amazing Race on Google Earth, finding all the places they go to and marking them down. I've made one for every season that's finished airing so far.

I'd love to share them with you, but first someone needs to suggest to me a good file-sharing site that I can upload them to. Preferably one that doesn't take them down after a certain amount of disuse.
Title: Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
Post by: Air on April 15, 2013, 11:06:49 PM
www.photobucket.com should work.
Title: Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
Post by: Leafsfan on April 15, 2013, 11:10:15 PM
I am sure Neobie did this as well!
Title: Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
Post by: G.B. on April 15, 2013, 11:11:02 PM
www.photobucket.com should work.

For .kmz files? They're not images.
Title: Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
Post by: Leafsfan on April 15, 2013, 11:14:24 PM
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25196.msg607000.html#msg607000

Is the old topic!
Title: Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
Post by: G.B. on April 15, 2013, 11:32:29 PM
Heh, cool. But this isn't just Pit Stops. It's everything.

I see that I can add attachments to my post. Didn't see that, lol. Anyone have any objections if I make multiple posts in a row to get them all? Combined filesize of them all is 3.5 MB
Title: Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
Post by: Jobby on April 17, 2013, 04:12:36 AM
rapidshare?

THIS IS AWESOME <3
Title: Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
Post by: Slowhatch on April 17, 2013, 12:45:52 PM
Hosting isn't strictly necessary. Say for example I don't have GE and want to view Neobie's project. Here is the URL for his post attachment:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=25196.0;attach=171918
Copy that address and paste it into the search box for Google maps; hit the search button and...there it is.
So once you've finished your project, just attach it to a post.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on April 17, 2013, 02:45:38 PM
I can't attach it to a post, it's too big.

I'm trying to use Rapidshare, but I'm getting incredibly confused. I don't know how to give permission for others to download my file...
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Hooky on April 17, 2013, 06:37:52 PM
This is terrific! Thank you!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on April 18, 2013, 02:35:58 AM
Aha! Got it with Google Drive!

HERE THEY ARE!!

You can view them on Google Maps just by clicking on them, but to get the full experience I suggest you download them and open them with Google Earth, because then you can see the icons, labels and descriptions I've included.

Now I am just one person. I've done my best, but there's most certainly going to be some mistakes and inaccuracies. Sometimes I simply can't find anything and have to guess. If you have anything significant to bring to my attention about anything I can change or fix, please let me know. But if you just want to say "hey, move that one label a little bit over, it's kinda off", I'm probably not going to bother.

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The Amazing Race: Jisu Qianjin 1 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2PzNlpsYWdmV0tPMzA/view?usp=sharing)

The Amazing Race: Jisu Qianjin 2 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2PzVnVXY0ZZMmpBRTQ/view?usp=sharing)

The Amazing Race China 3 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2Pzb2YwT0hrN1RhVzA/view?usp=sharing)

The Amazing Race China 4 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2PzN08yMXQ2bmpVUHc/view?usp=sharing)

HaMerotz LaMillion 1 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2PzWHo1cmlvMkR6YU0/edit?usp=sharing)

HaMerotz LaMillion 2 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2PzRTJXUC1JaGRDR1E/view?usp=sharing)

HaMerotz LaMillion 3 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2PzRHBNaFY2NTJyWEU/view?usp=sharing)

HaMerotz LaMillion 4 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2PzRmJBVGdoLUpZaGc/view?usp=sharing)

HaMerotz LaMillion 5 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2Pzd3Z0d19TX3dsSWs/view?usp=sharing)

Velyki Perehony (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2PzUmxNNUFuaVlIc28/edit?usp=sharing)

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BONUS: Shanghai Rush (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2PzQVlHQnNNczJEZVE/edit?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 07, 2013, 12:00:08 PM
Here's Season 22 (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8s8zJCqz2PzOHRYODFQRkc2OWc/edit?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: MrDeerShank on May 07, 2013, 12:40:49 PM
They caught their train from Lime Street, not South Parkway jsyk
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 07, 2013, 03:28:57 PM
They caught their train from Lime Street, not South Parkway jsyk

Thank you, that is very helpful. I get most all of my data either directly from the show or from Wikipedia, so corrections like these are always welcome.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: hotriceguy on May 07, 2013, 05:29:34 PM
I got a problem here. After I import the KMZ file in Google Map, it doesn't show the route marker. Does anyone here know how to fix it?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: MrDeerShank on May 07, 2013, 06:05:04 PM
They caught their train from Lime Street, not South Parkway jsyk

Thank you, that is very helpful. I get most all of my data either directly from the show or from Wikipedia, so corrections like these are always welcome.

Being nitpicky again :lol: The ferry teams took went to Birkenhead, which is just on the outskirts of Liverpool, hence why teams simply couldn't walk from the Port of Liverpool buildings to Lime Street (about a 10 minute walk) and have all of them bunched together on one train to Euston - it's marked as STENA LINE LIVERPOOL on Google Maps :tup:
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 07, 2013, 10:00:54 PM
I got a problem here. After I import the KMZ file in Google Map, it doesn't show the route marker. Does anyone here know how to fix it?

I don't quite understand your question. If you mean you can't see the icons, names and descriptions, it seems it takes a bit to load in Google Drive. Try it again. Or, otherwise, please clarify.

They caught their train from Lime Street, not South Parkway jsyk

Thank you, that is very helpful. I get most all of my data either directly from the show or from Wikipedia, so corrections like these are always welcome.

Being nitpicky again :lol: The ferry teams took went to Birkenhead, which is just on the outskirts of Liverpool, hence why teams simply couldn't walk from the Port of Liverpool buildings to Lime Street (about a 10 minute walk) and have all of them bunched together on one train to Euston - it's marked as STENA LINE LIVERPOOL on Google Maps :tup:

Nitpicky is good!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: theschnauzers on May 07, 2013, 10:18:12 PM
GB, have you compared your locations to the locations mapped by Neobie for TAR 1-19?

There were some locations that, with discussion, Neobie was finally able to locate, such as the pit stop in the native village in northern Thailand in TAR 3, which really took a lot of discussion, and the start line location for TAR 2, which required some knowledge of the Florida Everglades and the cross-state highway US 41 as it was in 2002 and what had changed after that.

I do hope that we can somehow pull into one place all the precise information that has been generated on the date-times and locations for the filming of each Race. There has been a lot of projects that have gathered different pieces of that, but I'd really like to get all of that into a single depository.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on May 07, 2013, 11:27:26 PM
And that should be RFF's new WIKI!!

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/board,142.0.html
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 08, 2013, 12:17:37 AM
theschnauzers: If you can provide a link directly to wherever he provides insight, I'll be glad to add it, but I'd rather not sift through pages upon pages of a thread if at all possible.

georgiapeach: I did all that hard work on the leaderboards on the wiki and you didn't even acknowledge me. *Anime tear*
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on May 08, 2013, 12:36:48 AM
oh sweetie, I AM sorry! I KNOW you did a fabulous job!!

But TAR-time is all consuming this time of year...I save all the fun stuff up for my "down" time! :kuss:
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 08, 2013, 01:29:44 AM
Heehee, I was just poking fun.

When I end up having to guess while making these TAR KMZ's, it just kills me. But sometimes, it's all I can do.

The earliest example I can think of: Did anyone ever find Songwe Village?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: theschnauzers on May 08, 2013, 10:20:58 PM
theschnauzers: If you can provide a link directly to wherever he provides insight, I'll be glad to add it, but I'd rather not sift through pages upon pages of a thread if at all possible.

georgiapeach: I did all that hard work on the leaderboards on the wiki and you didn't even acknowledge me. *Anime tear*

GB, go to the first page of this thread, you'll see the discussion between me and Neobie, and you'll find the attachment with Neobie's GE kmz file with the locations up through TAR 18 (post reply number 5)

If there are differences between what you have and what Neobie has, this thread would be a good place to work those out. And of course, Neobie has posted leg by leg maps of locations in different "map" threads, so for much of that it's a matter of transferring the information into the kmz file. (While I understand what to do, I am not proficient in actually creating those files.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 08, 2013, 10:45:33 PM
Oh yeah, oops. I keep forgetting georgiapeach merged my thread with another one :P

Okay, I'll have a look. Are these "map" threads on this site?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 09, 2013, 02:26:42 AM
Okay! Fixed up some of the Pit Stop locations!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: theschnauzers on May 10, 2013, 11:35:04 PM
GB, you should find a given season's map thread in the archived subforum for that season; I think there was one that covered the seasons before Neobie started mapping in the TAR style for each leg as things went along, but I'm not sure where that one is. You might be able to do a search of the forum threads for the maps as well.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 12, 2013, 08:52:04 PM
Okay, I found Neobie's map threads for 15, 17 and 19-22, and updated my KMZ's accordingly (Thanks Neo mah man, if you ever read this)

Are there any more?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: hotriceguy on May 12, 2013, 09:30:59 PM
I got a problem here. After I import the KMZ file in Google Map, it doesn't show the route marker. Does anyone here know how to fix it?

I don't quite understand your question. If you mean you can't see the icons, names and descriptions, it seems it takes a bit to load in Google Drive. Try it again. Or, otherwise, please clarify.

I'm so sorry about my bad English. So here's my situation. After I import the kmz file into the Google Maps under My Place-> Create Map -> Import, the icons shown on the map aren't same like the one opened in Google Drive. I cannot see the icons of Roadblock clue, Detour clue, the red and yellow route maker (Route Info), and so on. So my question is how can I fix the icon problem in Google Maps? Is it possible for you to export the file into xml format or other kind of them? Btw, really appreciate your effort for organizing the Races into the map. =]
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Best Loser on May 12, 2013, 10:05:14 PM
^^^Are you using Google Earth? I'm not sure how well Google Maps uses the kmz files.


Okay, I found Neobie's map threads for 15, 17 and 19-22, and updated my KMZ's accordingly (Thanks Neo mah man, if you ever read this)

Are there any more?

I uploaded a file on the top of the second page of the pitstops from the foreign editions where I tried to get as exact as possible, but there are quite a few that I have wrong (I marked them with red and included a short reason, if I recall correctly). Not nearly as many points as what you've done, so I'm pretty impressed that someone took the time to do what you did.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 12, 2013, 10:36:37 PM
Okay, I found Neobie's map threads for 15, 17 and 19-22, and updated my KMZ's accordingly (Thanks Neo mah man, if you ever read this)

Are there any more?

I uploaded a file on the top of the second page of the pitstops from the foreign editions where I tried to get as exact as possible, but there are quite a few that I have wrong (I marked them with red and included a short reason, if I recall correctly). Not nearly as many points as what you've done, so I'm pretty impressed that someone took the time to do what you did.

It wasn't all done at once, heh. It's been a running project ever since I joined the TAR fandom.

And yeah hotriceguy, I'd suggest getting Google Earth to view these. It's free.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on May 22, 2013, 07:00:29 PM
Wow, I've forgotten about this thread for a while, but great job GB! I'll spend some time looking over to compare it with what I and you have!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 22, 2013, 08:59:34 PM
Wow, I've forgotten about this thread for a while, but great job GB! I'll spend some time looking over to compare it with what I and you have!

Hay dood!

lol, I don't doubt for a single second that there'll be something that's wrong. A lot of something :P

But if you compare the numbers, there's still a lot right  :-[
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on May 23, 2013, 04:38:11 PM
Checked my "hometowns" of Hong Kong, Singapore, Chicago, and Cambridge; looking good!

Two edits to the Hong Kong maps:
1. Herbal Tea in TAR 2 was on 53 Reclamation St (remembering the street number after 10 years; but I think it's correct), on Kowloon between Saigon and Pak Hoi Sts, not Aberdeen.
2. The tram detour in TAR 19 was on the north side of the island, starting at Hennessy Rd and Queen's Rd E and turning around at the tram roundabout/terminus at the junction of Yee Wo St and Leighton Rd.

I think there was an unaired location in the Chicago finale where the Chicago Fire started... Can someone else verify?

I couldn't access the TAR 16 maps (bounced to TAR 15)... Do you mind checking the link?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: theschnauzers on May 23, 2013, 06:33:10 PM
Neobie, I remember the Mrs. O'Leary's barn being a location as well. Wiki gives a sourced address for the barn as 137 DeKoven Street, Google Maps says the address is currently numbered as 558 West DeKoven.
https://www.google.com/search?q=137+DeKoven+Street&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on May 23, 2013, 10:35:36 PM
I couldn't access the TAR 16 maps (bounced to TAR 15)... Do you mind checking the link?

TAR 16 Maps are here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21546.0.html
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 24, 2013, 04:12:46 AM
Oops, yes the TAR 16 link was wrong. I fixed it.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: wcpamotm on June 12, 2013, 01:42:27 PM
Hi!  I'm a little late to the party, but I hope I still have something to contribute!

We recently began a TAR rewatch, and while proofing some spreadsheet info I thought it would be nice to map out locations visited, and it occurred to me that Google Earth would be an excellent medium in which to do so.  While I was searching for hints as to where Ban Plai Pong Pang might be, I stumbled across this thread.

Having taken so much from others in various forums, I'd like to give back a little.  Here's the work I've completed so far, for races 1-3.  Now speaking personally, I love the idea of attaching annotations directly to the kmz entries, but do not love the boxes that float on the screen when flying to the new location.  So I have companion annotation spreadsheets for each race.  In addition to locations, they contain clue verbage (original and/or reconstructed), confidence ratings (how confident I am that I have located each site correctly), and some justifications (particularly if my choice differs from Neobie's or GB's).

I'd welcome any comments, feedback and corrections as appropriate.  My biggest goal is more information for everybody!

Update:  See reply #108 for combined files for races 1-10.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2013, 09:20:48 PM
:bigwelcome WCPAMOTM !!

Thank you so much for sharing!

I am so not a GE expert, I will leave it to the others to comment, but many thanks!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on June 13, 2013, 04:26:13 PM
How wonderful!!

Early season KMZs were made by me before TAR10 even aired, using incredibly old and inferior maps. Deshnoke (TAR1) was a big, fat BLOB... I'd never gotten around to updating them, so this is great! Thanks!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: wcpamotm on June 17, 2013, 12:49:47 PM
I am having trouble imagining doing something like this with tools that were available when the races originally aired.  Street View is a tremendous help, when it is available.  Panaramio photos can provide great supporting evidence, though they can also be misleading because they are not always precisely placed.

Also, a fresh re-watch means that I can sometime pick up details that I missed or didn't remember from before.  A non-relavent but interesting example: it appears that the during the early morning departure from Kasteel Muiderslot in Race 4 leg 6, the same driver appears to have picked up Millie and Chuck, Monica and Sheree, and Tian and Jaree.

Since the above posting, I've modified one route marker, the Tunisian Desert roadblock.  In considering it, it seems unlikely to me that the racers would have been required to make a seven-mile trek across the desert.  Locating this off off Piste Ksar Ghilane Douz would make the walk/camel ride about a mile and a half, and that makes more sense to me.  Also, I've made a few minor tweaks to the annotations spreadsheets.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: wcpamotm on June 22, 2013, 11:54:12 AM
Race 4 files:

Amazing Race 04 - kmz (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B07hhm2EQzfUUWxqUzBjRHI1RFU/edit?usp=sharing)
Amazing Race 04 - annotations (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B07hhm2EQzfUbWRSUDk0ZGZHdW8/edit?usp=sharing)

Race 5 files likely ready in 2-3 weeks.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on June 22, 2013, 10:26:36 PM
Oh lord, TAR 4! LOL!

Yeah, finding anything in India or Kota Kinabalu during 2009? Not likely! Hahaha! It was a big blurry mess.

But, in addition to that, I made TAR4 and 5 before I saw their seasons. So yeah, thanks for helping me make it un-horrible!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: theschnauzers on June 22, 2013, 11:07:54 PM
Since the above posting, I've modified one route marker, the Tunisian Desert roadblock.  In considering it, it seems unlikely to me that the racers would have been required to make a seven-mile trek across the desert.  Locating this off off Piste Ksar Ghilane Douz would make the walk/camel ride about a mile and a half, and that makes more sense to me. 
If memory serves me correctly, the information about the location of that task that was not broadcast or included by CBS in its episode summary (that it posted for the early seasons ) came from the post-season reconstruction of the Race that had the assistance of several of the first season teams at TWoP. (Those threads were purged years ago, unfortunately, at a time when server memory was expensive.) You might want to contact those first season teams that have a presence online and see if they can verify the distance question. One alternate possibility is to check Miss Alli's recap of that episode at TWoP, in those days her recaps were about the only alternate source to the CBS summaries.

One reason why I'm not sure the shorter distance fits is the fact that one team got lost trying to reach the RB clue for that leg; the second reason is the broadcast comments of teams during that task, since the team member riding the camel had to spot the oasis for the team member guiding the camel. Since the endpoint wasn't visible when teams started the trek, it is a question of how far in the distance a team member could see to spot the goal, and I suspect that would have been possible when starting out on that task.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: wcpamotm on June 27, 2013, 01:17:29 PM
Theschnauzers, I think what you say makes good sense.  It's possible that an intervening dune might have prevented direct sighting from the second roadblock point, but in the absense of any other confirmed information, Occam's Razor compels us to assume a longer distance.

I think my flaw is that I was trying to make a false choice between about 7 miles and about a mile and a half.  Re-watching the sequence again, it seems certain that Kevin and Drew thought that a vehicle was essential for reaching the roadblock clue, and in all likelihood other teams thought that also.  That could shorten the distance.

Maybe Brennan with his journal might have a recollection of that approximate distance, and Bill has always been generous with any information he has that he can share.  If I ever get the chance, I will ask either or both.

But for now, I will still rate this location with a low degree of confidence.  In my view, this is an ongoing project, and I remain open to adjusting even high-confidence locations when given compelling evidence that it should be.

Aside from that, I have replaced the Excel spreadsheets containing annotations with versions saved in PDF format. 
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on July 06, 2013, 06:06:55 AM
Velyki Perehony added to the big list on Page 2
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: wcpamotm on July 11, 2013, 06:13:17 PM
Added links for Race 5 to the original posting above.  Also, 1 modification for Race 1:  I was never really happy with the location I had picked for Sea, Land and Trek, but with an episode review I chose a better location.

ETA: Race 6 and 7 links also now added.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: nickf21 on August 30, 2013, 04:21:41 AM
hello everyone...

my first post so i hope i do this right. im very late to the party but i hope this is of interest.
i love TAR and GE and this has been a labour of love for me...
too many people to credit and apologies in advance for my mistakes but...

heres my contribution to the TAR GE project. all seasons up to 19. 20 is still WIP... struggling with baku!!
ive tried to plot start lines, airports, detours, roadblocks, route markers and pit stops.

i still remember struggling for hours to fing songwe village!! roll on S23 and the first global TAR so i can enter from Ireland...

all comments more than welcome...
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: theschnauzers on August 30, 2013, 01:37:56 PM
nickf21, we're always grateful for more complete platting of the exact locations for everything we've seen on TAR.

I hope you took/take advantage of the past work to locate those places, especially those referenced upthread since a lot of contributions were involved to help precisely pinpoint those locations in past years, and when more timely information and input was available. Places change appearance over time, and sometimes makes it harder to locate. (Examples the start line for TAR 3 in the Florida Everglades, and the northern Thailand pitstop in TAR 2). It is important to have your work vetted so that the final results are as accurate as humanly possible.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on August 30, 2013, 05:10:17 PM
hello everyone...

my first post so i hope i do this right. im very late to the party but i hope this is of interest.
i love TAR and GE and this has been a labour of love for me...
too many people to credit and apologies in advance for my mistakes but...

heres my contribution to the TAR GE project. all seasons up to 19. 20 is still WIP... struggling with baku!!
ive tried to plot start lines, airports, detours, roadblocks, route markers and pit stops.

i still remember struggling for hours to fing songwe village!! roll on S23 and the first global TAR so i can enter from Ireland...

all comments more than welcome...

HUGE :bigwelcome To RFF!! We love all contributions, this is def a labor of love for everyone!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: nickf21 on August 31, 2013, 12:27:17 PM
thanks! some of the work above is amazing! wish I had found this forum years ago!
I am in awe of all of you.

you have made an old man very happy. (and my missus very unhappy as I prepare for another TAR marathon.)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: stekay on August 31, 2013, 12:51:30 PM
Yay another fan from Ireland! Hi Nick  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Andre on September 01, 2013, 07:31:47 AM
Welcome to RFF, Nick! Enjoy your time!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: wcpamotm on September 05, 2013, 09:58:41 PM
Welcome, Nick!  Looking forward to "comparing notes"!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 08, 2013, 11:54:53 PM
Added HaMerotz LaMillion 3 to the large list on page 2
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 29, 2013, 07:22:16 PM
Forgot to add TAR Canada. Oops! It's there now.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on October 30, 2013, 12:37:03 AM
Added The Amazing Race Vietnam 2013 to the large list on page 2
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Best Loser on November 13, 2013, 12:54:31 AM
Ha! YES! I finally have found it! HaMerotz LaMillion's starting line!

(Picture of it in case you don't know or remember)
(http://i.imgur.com/RsoDfor.png)

That is clearly not Ben-Gurion Airport as Wikipedia most incorrectly states. No, it is actually this place (http://www.avenue-l.co.il/), Avenue/Avenue Hall/Avenue Convention Center/Avenue L (I don't know what it's actually called since there isn't much info on the place online in English) in "Airport City", which is about 3 miles east southeast of the airport.

I've placed my point at 31°59'9.82"N  34°54'56.66"E. Time to find the finish line.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on November 13, 2013, 01:30:13 PM
O:

Nice find! Everyone thought it was BG Airport because Raz introduces himself and says "This is BG Airport", and teams are basically shown walking through a door directly to the departure gates.

Cool! I'll update...well, ALL the things I guess. lol.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: wcpamotm on November 15, 2013, 11:13:17 PM
Finally, after a brief 2-and-a-half months, I've finished Race 8.  Sorry, had a number of disruptions lately!  The big post on page 3 is updated with the links.

One thing I've began to notice with this race is leg departures that were significantly displaced from the previous pitstop without any acknowlegement of such, specifically in Panama.  So I've began to make note of them.

I hope to get Race 9 done by the end of the year, if the holidays don't interfere too much.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on December 12, 2013, 02:50:48 AM
TAR23 AND TAR Latin America 5 added to the big list on Page 2!

Problems? Let me know!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on December 23, 2013, 09:13:04 PM
At long last, with the help of sveped, I have finally completed my KMZ of TAR Norge 2. Thanks for the hard work, bud!

Note: I basically guessed for the Iguazu Falls, Argentina locations, as I couldn't find any of the places they went to. If anyone would like to help clean those up, please feel free to lend a hand!!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 19, 2014, 02:25:55 AM
All-Stars KMZ Added! :D
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on August 31, 2014, 10:48:07 PM
KMZ for The Amazing Race Vietnam 2014 added, so that you DON'T have to watch it.

See it on Page 2.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 23, 2014, 09:34:59 AM
Added TAR Canada 2. Does anyone happen to know where the U-Turn in Hong Kong was?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Slowhatch on September 23, 2014, 10:35:58 AM
Here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,29939.msg996644.html#msg996644).
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 23, 2014, 10:00:33 PM
Gotcha, thx!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on October 04, 2014, 12:57:48 PM
Added TAR Australia vs. New Zealand
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on October 14, 2014, 11:11:20 AM
Great going, GB!

I'm trying to fill in a couple of the gaps - can anyone figure out where is the "gypsy camp" in Romania in TAR 14?

ETA: Should have looked five minutes longer! It's here (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bran+507025,+Romania/@45.4926736,25.3558161,3a,75y,121.31h,79.74t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sZknG-Tt98fx77qVvSD1Gqg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x40b347e54ce55873:0xb2a3745ffef5cc10)! (Got thrown off by the different colour paint. It's been 6 years already!)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on October 31, 2014, 11:49:40 PM
Hey guys,

I am having absolutely no luck in locating the Casbah d'If. Where is it??
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on November 01, 2014, 10:55:48 PM
With help from OvalOrange and Slowhatch, here're the locations from the two Moroccan legs! (The only thing missing is the teaware shop, which doesn't seem to be the El Bahja Souk.)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on November 02, 2014, 01:30:29 PM
Thanks a lot!

Sure about that pottery stand? I thought it was in Amizmiz.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on November 08, 2014, 12:50:07 PM
Sure about the pottery! It's "15km in the direction of Tameslouht," and matches up with several visuals, including http://this one (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,30601.msg1047716.html#msg1047716) Slowhatch found.

Working backwards for the earlier seasons: can anyone figure out the kiwi farm in TAR 13.4? There are crates in the background that say Trevelyan's (http://www.trevelyan.co.nz/) but I can't find the roads they're on, even with Street View!

(Note: No lane markings, power line on left]
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on November 09, 2014, 08:40:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kSsJBgj.jpg)

Can any super-awesome detective figure out which building in Jaipur this is?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Slowhatch on November 09, 2014, 09:19:17 PM
It looks like it might be a part of Albert Hall/Museum. Move the camera around here (http://places.wonobo.com/jaipur/albert-hall-central-museum/770) to see if there's a matching viewpoint.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: theschnauzers on November 20, 2014, 03:45:32 PM
Are there any plans to at least merge the US TAR Google Earth Map files into one file?

As to other editions, I'd wouldn't mind one file per version (merging all the season files of each version), but at a minimum I'd would love to have TAR US as one file to download.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on December 21, 2014, 11:26:55 PM
Added TAR25 and the new Chinese version (Jisu Qianjin)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on January 01, 2015, 05:54:42 PM
Great work GB!

I've got a few updates, especially for the earlier seasons (only worked back to TAR 12 for now)! Among them:
- The gold-mining and dancing village in Burkina Faso in TAR 12
- The auto-rickshaw yard in Delhi, chicken farm in Kazakhstan, and military camp in Moscow in TAR 13
- The boatyard in Bangkok and swimming pool in Beijing in TAR 14
- The dynamite testing grounds in Sweden in TAR 15
- The farm in Puerto Varas and the bull-lasso restaurant in Bariloche in TAR 16
- The antenna/coffin Detour in Accra and water-pumping station in Oman in TAR 17
- The Detour village on Lake Malawi in TAR 19
- The cattle corral in Buenos Aires in TAR 20
- The rafting locations in Sabah in TAR 24

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on January 03, 2015, 02:04:18 AM
Added TAR Latin America 6 AKA The Amazing Ecuador Thing.

Page 2 as always
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on January 20, 2015, 10:48:40 PM
Sorry for the delay, here is The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2. You know where to find it.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on March 30, 2015, 11:50:13 PM
KMZ for the absolutely spectacular HaMerotz LaMillion 4 added to page two!

Still looking for Bekanaoka Oi...  :gaah:
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: bubbha on March 31, 2015, 07:19:49 AM
Not sure how to do this properly (e.g. attach .kmz files), but here, on Google Street View, is GK Teahouse (https://www.google.com/maps/@25.017595,121.532667,3a,75y,270.46h,69.36t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s52qDmE550LSDrLNnT2UJIA!2e0) (TAR12, Leg 10 - Taiwan). It's a chain, but this is the one they visited.

After that, they had to find a clown. Here (https://www.google.com/maps/@25.013336,121.535231,3a,85.7y,231.89h,74.62t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1srseYNAm6T4loesWi2hd7jQ!2e0) is where they found him. (Being daytime in this image, most of the stalls haven't been set up.)

Then they go to Youth Park and walk barefoot along a health path (https://www.google.com/maps/@25.025513,121.504642,3a,75y,176.19h,75.91t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sQAc_PFZHBtZdsD0uY4dhVg!2e0), covered with small, rounded stones (which can cause pain!). It's hard to see, but it's right in the middle of the image to the right of the end of the path leading into the park.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: wcpamotm on April 29, 2015, 11:16:47 PM
Updated through Race 10, and combined into one KMZ and one annotations pdf (by popular demand).  Some updates from previous submissions; for example I think I have some pretty good evidence as to where the old bridge on Mueng Kut (Race 2) was (note the past tense, as it would no longer exist). 

I probably am going to leave it at this, because Neobie will surely finish TAR 11 before I can.  He does some amazing work and anything I would do that he's already done would likely be redundant at best.

Perhaps I will spend the time instead searching for Ban Plai Pong Pang.


Amazing Race 01-10: kmz (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B07hhm2EQzfUZTFRRmJCSHRnMEU/view?usp=sharing)   
Amazing Race 01-10: annotations (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B07hhm2EQzfURVZ3VHFpT2FpcXc/view?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on April 29, 2015, 11:36:27 PM
I thought we found Plai Pong Pang...
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: wcpamotm on April 30, 2015, 07:37:34 AM
Never been very happy with where I've located that pitstop, and reviewing the episode again makes me less confident.  It would seem to me that there should be more buildings in the area.  And boats carrying Mary / Peach and Oswald / Danny are shown in a leftward bend of the river, though that might not be immediately after departing as is suggested.

Any location I've found is subject to revision on further examination.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on April 30, 2015, 10:47:58 AM
Sorry, I meant to say that someone previously had found it. I can't remember who, it might have been Neobie.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 18, 2015, 01:22:54 AM
Added TAR26!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on July 05, 2015, 09:17:57 PM
Finally, a much needed correction has been made to the itinerary of TAR Australia 2. The Detour in Vancouver did not happen at Mount Seymour, and I solved this conundrum by going out to look for it! Haha.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 11, 2015, 08:07:08 PM
Updated some of the icons to better match the different Pit Stop mats used in international versions.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on September 12, 2015, 01:46:28 PM
Finally finished TAR 26, thanks for the reference GB!

Managed to find these tough ones!
- The puzzle box Roadblock in Matsushiro
- My Way Cabaret in Phuket
- The snooker club and engine factory in Bangkok
- The Pit Start marina in Monaco
- The salt lick, "San village", and "ranger station" in Erindi, all of which were close to one another in the Old Traders Lodge
- The Roadblock and Detour locations around Swakopmund
- The hot tub canal in Amsterdam
- The sugar cane plantation in Trujillo
- The potato field in Otuzco
- P2 Ranch in Cleburne

I'm working backwards and am at TAR 11; any definite location for Yanahurco Ranch in Cotopaxi? Imagery there is terrible!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 24, 2015, 05:10:45 PM
Added TAR Canada 3. Anyone know where the Roadblock in New Delhi was?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Slowhatch on September 24, 2015, 06:04:49 PM
You mean the turban task? I know where the dropoff spot was--see here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,31516.msg1122947.html#msg1122947). Teams had to run down a long "alley" before finding the spot, so I'm guessing it's here (https://goo.gl/maps/jAFngpCzmGS2).
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 25, 2015, 02:28:31 PM
Updated!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: BritishTARFan on September 26, 2015, 07:50:51 AM
Where can I actually view this project?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Slowhatch on September 26, 2015, 11:58:18 AM
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Where can I actually view this project?
GB's stuff is collected here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25196.msg867161.html#msg867161). And Neobie...look for his posts that have attachments.
It would probably be easier if "historians" could work with Peach to move their collections to page 1 of the thread and update as necessary. :please:
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 26, 2015, 03:13:22 PM
It would probably be easier if "historians" could work with Peach to move their collections to page 1 of the thread and update as necessary. :please:

I would like that as well, but I'm not sure it's possible without making a whole new thread...

Regarding collecting things, could someone collect Neobie's stuff even if it's not Neobie? I've been asked if I can incorporate some of his stuff into the wiki, but it's kind of spread all over the place.  :didimiss:
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on September 26, 2015, 03:21:44 PM
Go to Neobies Profile, click see posts, then you can copy paste what you need. That is the only way I could do it either without moving all his posts to a separate thread, which would make us lose the continuity.

If you need me to do something, please PM me EXACTLY what you want and I will try.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 26, 2015, 06:46:23 PM
Ah, I didn't realize I could click to see just the threads he started. That simplifies things a whole lot.

The original request (by theschnauzers), asks me if I can add in Neobie's maps "From 1-19". But I only see 15, 17 and 19-25. Sorry if I'm totally blind to something ^_^;
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on September 26, 2015, 07:23:19 PM
Lets see what  Neobie says. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 26, 2015, 10:57:52 PM
Added the second season of the Chinese version, also known as "Jisu Qianjin".

Google Earth's depiction of Chengdu in China is massively screwed up. If you see anything wrong there, please tell me. Check either our wiki or the Chinese Wikipedia to get an idea of where they had to go.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Neobie on September 27, 2015, 12:16:09 AM
Definitely not as comprehensive as GB's (which includes foreign versions as well as some task information), but I am very confident about the locations for TAR 8-9 and 12-26, cross-referencing against GB's locations and finding some of the more obscure locations along the way (the Thailand cricket-eating Fast Forward in TAR 9, for example; stupid Phil gave the wrong distance and made me search up and down in Lopburi).

I'm slowly working my way to fill in the other seasons!

Since it doesn't add up to be very big I've put all the seasons on the same file.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 27, 2015, 12:28:32 AM
Hi Neobie,

We're actually referring to your maps. The images you make with lines and points drawn on them. I think some people were suggesting you had maps for almost all of the seasons, but not all of them are here. Are we mistaken?
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: Slowhatch on September 27, 2015, 02:22:55 PM
Would the wiki be able to host the map files on a permanent basis? That might be a more practical solution than keeping them in the forum. Peach could just write a sticky with a link to the files, and I could write a post on using kml/kmz/gpx files.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: theschnauzers on September 27, 2015, 02:59:40 PM
My own desire is to avoid duplicates for any one season and download the rest to use with Google Earth/Google Earth Pro. I could never be sure which files to download. At a minimum it might be useful to edit the OP to include the links to the specific posts that have the most current files for particular seasons, that for me would work as well until there is a comprehensive file for the US and for the regional editions.

I do know we have an earlier compilation (and I helped place the season three start point in the Everglades, which was insane because the area had been developed greatly between 2002 and 2012 when we were searching. I at least had managed at TARcon 3 to confirm the area of that start with Drew Riker, since we, as having been former residents of Miami could refer to the area the way the locals did. I'm preety sure I still have the old kmz file on the other notebook, but I may post it if I can find it and if it would be of any value. I also recall trying to help to locate a pit stop in northern Thailand in a rural hamlet that was extremely hard to find.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 27, 2015, 06:53:25 PM
Added the fourth Vietnam Race. (Yay Laos!)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on December 12, 2015, 04:59:22 AM
Added TAR27
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: georgiapeach on December 21, 2015, 05:51:06 PM
 :cmas26 Awesome!
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on May 14, 2016, 07:28:30 PM
Added TAR28
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on June 10, 2016, 04:53:35 AM
Added TAR Vietnam 2016 (All-Stars)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 14, 2016, 01:15:08 AM
Added Canada 4~
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 17, 2016, 09:32:44 PM
Added the third Chinese season, AKA Jisu Qianjin (Olympics version)
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 28, 2016, 12:17:39 AM
Also added HaMerotz LaMillion 5
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on December 19, 2016, 12:17:12 AM
Added TAR Asia 5 to Page 2
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on June 02, 2017, 01:57:06 AM
Added TAR29. Page 2 as always.
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on September 13, 2017, 06:30:44 AM
Added TAR Canada 5
Title: Re: TAR Google Earth Project
Post by: G.B. on October 10, 2017, 02:55:59 PM
Trying to upload TAR China 4, but I keep running into problems... For some reason it keeps ending up as an empty KMZ file after upload.