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What on Google Earth is that?

I'm sure many of us have spotted things on Google Earth that intrigue us.
Here's a chance for you well travelled/hedumacated chaps to show off a bit.

On the southern bank of the river in Djikoroni, near Bamako, Mali is an orange grid affair.

What on Google Earth is that?
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I'm sure many of us have spotted things on Google Earth that intrigue us.
Here's a chance for you well travelled/hedumacated chaps to show off a bit.

On the southern bank of the river in Djikoroni, near Bamako, Mali is an orange grid affair.

What on Google Earth is that?
You mean this?



Looks like a road grid. Small farm plots?
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Thanks for looking.
It does look like a road grid...but why does it glow bright orange when nothing else does?
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this is some guys i know riding motards round a go-kart track in Reading. Was a few years ago, but it's definitely them. One guy can see his van in the carpark. You never know when you're being watched!

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Thanks for looking.
It does look like a road grid...but why does it glow bright orange when nothing else does?
Looks like street lights over the road. The red dirt really shows up well, and you can see where the traffic pattern is blending the red dirt into the more brownish dirt. Anyway, that's my guess.
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Yes it could be a now road layout where the roads have recently been graded but looking at the small white dot I would guess it to be trenches and column bases for ground beams for a VERY big seaside hotel with associated carparking. About right if you campare to the size of the shacks....but maybe it's just an extension of the informal settlement (shanty town).
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Cool

Does anyone else feel very James Bond when they go bouncing round the world with Google Earth or is that just me?
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Does anyone else feel very James Bond when they go bouncing round the world with Google Earth or is that just me?
Well if you find "Pussy Galore " you will let me know ,won't you old boy ?
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How about this one: http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en...1,0.004989&t=h
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Maybe it's a landing beacon for aliens ????
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Well if you find "Pussy Galore " you will let me know ,won't you old boy ?
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how about this then?

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Another one .
A message to/from aliens mebbe?
G'day for a mystery.

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Dodger, that looks like the Australian Army badge
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