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I have started this thread for members to share Google Earth coordinates of places of maritime interest with other members.

How to post a Google Earth Location

1. Get the place of interest in the middle of your screen on Google Earth, put your pointer over the place of interest and write down the coordinates which show up at the bottom of the screen where it says POINTER.

2. Start a new SN posting and copy the following coordinates into the posting as a template: 54°42'49.51"S, 63°52'6.74"W.

3. Edit the value of the coordinates to be the same as those you wrote down earlier and add information about the location you are recording. Put the place of interest as the title of the posting.

4. Before you make the posting, check that your coordinates work by moving to another location in Google Earth, paste the coordinates back into Google Earth and press Enter to fly to the location.

5. If you got it right complete the posting, otherwise correct the coordinates and test them again.

How to use a Google Earth Location

1. Copy the coordinates from the SN posting by highlighting it and using Control-C.

2. Switch to Google Earth and select the Fly By button.

3. Paste the coordinates into the search box and press Enter.

(Note SN member Jaigee reported that he could not use Edit-Paste with Google Earth but using Control-V works fine - as I always do that anyway I was not aware of this limitation) Brian

Enjoy your world tour!

(PS if anyone finds problems with these instructions please send me a PM explaining the difficulty and if necessary I will edit this posting for the benefit of others.)

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Google Earth Location for Alang Shipbreaking Area

These coordinates will take you to about the middle of the Alang area - you can clearly see many ships in the process of being broken up at the time the satellite picture was taken.

21°24'15.84"N, 72°11'48.07"E

Not a pretty site!

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benjidog said:
3. Paste the coordinates into the search box and press Enter.

Enjoy your world tour!

(PS if anyone finds problems with these instructions please send me a PM explaining the difficulty and if necessary I will edit this posting for the benefit of others.)

Brian
After using 'Copy' or Contol + C, I find that the 'Paste' option in Google Earth does not highlight/work. However Control + V does work. (Thumb)
 

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Ahoy Benjidog, An interesting site, however with the latest environmental requirements the old idea of Ali in his thongs climbing up the side of a beached ship with a sky hook in one hand and his gas ax in the other, cutting off lumps of ship are fast disappearing. $US 250/ton/tonne does not cover the new costs, so perhaps we will see the start of deep water scuttlings? Grifmar
 

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I traversed along the beach at alang, about 10 miles or more. plenty of ships there. some seem quite big too. even an aircraft carrier anchored off waiting to get in.
Have not zoomed in on any private swimming pools yet though...honest!!
 

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Co-incidentally, I was just looking at the Alang stretch of coast on Google Earth the other day. I captured some screen shots and I was thinking about putting some in a gallery, but hadn't got round to it. I think it would be much better for people to take a look for themselves, using the method Brian described.
The Alang area is certainly not a pretty sight anymore, apparently it used to have lovely beaches, but they are now badly polluted due to all the ship dismantling that has gone on there.
There is some interesting reading at the following site - http://www.gmbports.org/alangship.htm
 

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50°49'43.65"N 1° 5'35.97"W Pounds scrap yard
50°48'46.01"N 1° 6'0.72"W HMS Bristol and Whale Island
50°48'5.66"N1° 6'32.96"W HMS Victory and Monitor M33
50°48'31.11"N 1° 5'48.09"W HMS Ark Royal
50°48'26.22"N1° 5'48.42"W HMS Fearless and Intrepid
50°44'4.21"N1°12'45.64"W Isle of wight Ferry
50°48'28.11"N1°12'30.75"W Hovercraft Museum Trust & RAF Daedalus

How to copy positions

Enter new place mark
Tick advanced box,
Then click location or view, here you will see latitude and longitude
Copy and paste latitude and longitude separately in to top left hand location entry,

I believe this to be pounds scrap yard any ideas on the sub and the auxiliary lying there if you look around you can spot a few steam trains.

A site well worth looking at, I could sit here all night, but me Mrs is getting a bit agitated???????????????????????????????

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Portsmouth

I was looking at Portsmouth(UK) the other day, the detail is amazing. Unfortunately most of the other UK ports are not in quite such good detail yet.
I've found sometimes you can find the best stuff on google earth just exploring around coastlines. I've managed to find most ports without the coordinates, just search on the name of a nearby town and go exploring!
Some of the U.S. ports are pretty good, can't remember for sure but I think Norfolk was the best with a whole host of Carriers,Destroyers etc. Also Miami is pretty good, zoom right in on the swimming pools on the cruise ships.

Coordinates: for Portsmouth Millenium Tower: 50°47'44.28"N,1° 6'31.14"W
 

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jaigee said:
After using 'Copy' or Contol + C, I find that the 'Paste' option in Google Earth does not highlight/work. However Control + V does work. (Thumb)
Another alternative is to use "Control + Insert" to copy, and "Shift + Insert" to paste.
 

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SS United States

I'm sure I saw a mention recently of this ship. She's a bit of a sad sight, laid up in Philadelphia. Co-ordinates 39°55'06"N, 75°08'12"W

(Note by Benjidog: Jeffers I have edited this post so that the coordinates can be pasted directly into Google Earth)
 

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River Princess

15°30'33.22"N, 73°45'44.62"E Goa-Candolim Beach


The "River Princess" went aground during the monsoon season about six years ago. In April 2005 a team of salvage people were working on the vessel and the rumour was they planned to move the vessel after the tourist season ended (end of April).
Have just returned from another holiday there and she's still 'hard aground' salvage work has been abandoned, locals do not know what the plan is.

Anyone out there have any ideas ?

(Note by Benjidog: Paul I corrected the coordinates as they contained odd characters - it should now work OK. There seems to be no easy way of typing the degree symbol directly from the keyboard which is why I put a template in the first posting)
 

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37°48'40.58"N122°25'4.07"W Jeremiah O'Brian
40°42'18.69"N74° 0'7.38"W Ambrose lightship and Arethusa(peeking)
56°27'24.55"N2°58'4.27"W RSS Discovery
56°27'41.51"N2°57'30.97"W Frigate Unicorn

a few more

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Norfol, Virginia,,,,,,the largest naval base in the world??????????????????

36°53'36.73"N76°17'28.42"W you will need to zoom out on this one
Tick Google earth community


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