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20 de Julio 2006

Huge Scale Model of Disputed Border Region of China Found in Google Earth

Huge Scale Model of Mountain area in China in Google EarthThis is one of the most interesting finds in Google Earth in quite some time. A few weeks ago a first time poster, called KenGrok, at the Google Earth Community (GEC) discovered a very exact scale model of some mountainous region located in the middle of a desolate area in north central China. Seen in Google Earth the huge scale model is .9 km tall by .7 km wide. It is adjacent to what looks like a military base with many camouflaged vehicles. Last week, the same poster found the location the scale model represents - a region occupied by China but claimed by India near north central India. If you turn on the "Borders" layer in GE you will see they are colored red to indicate the dispute. Another GEC member showed how exact the scale model is by taking a screen shot of the satellite photo of the scale model and overlaying it over the real terrain (turn the image overlay on and off to see how exact it is). This scale model was most likely created for military reasons. Someone posted a description of why a military terrain visualization is critical for military purposes.

In the same thread above, several other interesting locations were found close to the scale model:

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 20 de Julio 2006 a las 06:26 AM

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    If you hoover around that Chinese "military" area you will see large numbers carved on top of the mountains. Any idea what those might be?

    Enviado por: Hugo at 21 de Julio 2006 a las 01:33 PM

    If I'm not wrong, scale of the model is, aproximately, 1:500

    Enviado por: Marc B. at 21 de Julio 2006 a las 06:17 PM

    i think the numbers in chinese military area are some type of code . i think if we join the numbers 1-2-3..etc.. we get chinese alphabet (not sure). it may also be codes for fighter pilots who can see from above.

    Enviado por: zain at 1 de Octubre 2006 a las 04:10 AM

    Those letters say: Ski Slope

    Enviado por: kag at 16 de Noviembre 2006 a las 06:14 PM

    These Chinese people think by doing all this they will be well equipped/ trained to fight India!!!...ha!!..
    The world politics should see this and take notice of this. What they are doing is not at all Justified.

    Enviado por: groovy at 2 de Marzo 2007 a las 05:23 AM

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