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    As the satellite imagery gets better, there's more and more to see with satellite imagery. There is a base at -77.413990 163.683769 near Gneiss Point about 85 km NW of McMurdo. It looks like it has at least one fairly modern structure. I tried to google it for a few hours and haven't been able to come up with an identity. Can anyone here tell me the name of the base and what is done there?


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    Re: Google Earth armchair explorer

    It wasn't tagged on Google Earth?

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      Re: Google Earth armchair explorer

      Originally posted by flighter View Post
      It wasn't tagged on Google Earth?
      Nope. It's not in the database Google uses or in the more extensive Geonames database. And no mark from the Google Earth Community layer has been added by any user.

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        Re: Google Earth armchair explorer

        It's a US refuelling facility, put this into Google:

        77.41S 163.68E

        http://www.scribd.com/doc/1000347/Na...sap-200506aeoi

        http://www.nsf.gov/about/contracting...ces_tagged.pdf

        Looks like it's used by helicopters flying from McMurdo, it's called Marble Point.

        How did you find it though?

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          Re: Google Earth armchair explorer

          Originally posted by Paul Ward View Post
          It's a US refuelling facility, put this into Google:

          77.41S 163.68E

          http://www.scribd.com/doc/1000347/Na...sap-200506aeoi

          http://www.nsf.gov/about/contracting...ces_tagged.pdf

          Looks like it's used by helicopters flying from McMurdo, it's called Marble Point.

          How did you find it though?
          Thanks, mystery solved. That is a nice set of documents.

          A new member of the Google Earth Community forum posted the question after he had just been browsing the imagery.

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            Re: Google Earth armchair explorer

            Originally posted by Paul Ward View Post
            It's a US refuelling facility, put this into Google:

            77.41S 163.68E

            http://www.scribd.com/doc/1000347/Na...sap-200506aeoi

            http://www.nsf.gov/about/contracting...ces_tagged.pdf

            Looks like it's used by helicopters flying from McMurdo, it's called Marble Point.

            How did you find it though?
            That's it. Thanks for your help. I'll post the information.

            One of our new members found it just scanning the imagery. I don't know how he did though since the imagery there is so underexposed.

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