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It's very easy, and a quick google search for 'antipode' and 'map' will find sites that find it for you. For example, Antipodes Map either detects your location, or you can enter one, and it'll show you on a zoom-able map where your antipodal destination is. Unfortunately as shown by the map above, only about 15% of land territory is antipodal to other ...


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To know where you are the furthest from any building in the Netherlands is very simple. Buildings in The Netherlands First of all, you look where all the buildings in the Netherlands are. That is here. In this picture I represented every building in the Netherlands by a little almost transparent dot. So the black spots is where multiple of those spots ...


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Mt Greylock, the highest point of Massachusetts provides a view of at least 5 states. Vermont New Hampshire New York Massachusetts Connecticut Hiking to the top gives one a sense of real accomplishment and the 360 degree vistas are your well earned rewards. North into Vermont/New Hampshire, south into lower Mass./northern Connecticut, east towards ...


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It does remotely look like an airplane as Google Maps / Earth reveals:


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Possibly het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe (Saeftinghe's Drowned Land), depending on your exact criteria. The closest municipality is Emmadorp, which is around 5-6 km away from the furthest point in Saeftinghe. The closest town is Graauw, which is another 2 km further. The closest actual city is Hulst (which is still rather small), which is 10 km away ...


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It's clearly visible in Google Maps, where you'll also notice that it is much larger than a real airliner. The human brain is very good at recognizing pattern, and in your case it identified this lake loosely resembling an airliner. The phenomenon of recognizing patterns in random data is called Apophenia. So in summary, there is no reason to assume this ...


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In part this is due to flights from Tel Aviv avoiding some problem regions. But a larger part is that, while it is a 5 hour flight from London to Tel Aviv, flights from London to Beijing don't fly anywhere near Tel Aviv. Looking at a typical Mercator projection map, it may seem like a flight from London to Beijing wouldn't have to go very far out of its way ...


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As Nate Eldredge points out, the distances are about the same. It doesn't look like that on a conventional world map in cylindrical projection, but is less surprising if you look at a polar projection instead. Some of the difference in scheduled flight times is due to different aircraft. The single route from London to Xian is GS 7988 which seems to be ...


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According to the website HeyWhatsThat, you can see seven countries from the summit of Ljuboten on the Kosovo-Macedonia border. The countries are: Kosovo Macedonia Albania (several peaks) Serbia (several peaks) Greece (at least one peak, Vitsi) Bulgaria (some scattered areas) Montenegro (at least one peak on the border and some scattered areas within the ...


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I just found the right tool for you (SUN TIMES), it does exactly what you want, it shows the path along with the day/night status in the exact position of the aircraft. It is a Windows Application (from the days they used to call it program), click on the Aviation --> Flight Plotter menu. Here is a screenshot (the large red dot is the plane): And to ...


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Alaska is indeed the easternmost, northernmost, and westernmost in all of the USA. General assumption of one state being both easternmost & westernmost in a country is that the state being spanning across the country. But it's not the case with Alaska, below is the explanation from the website World Atlas As far as the most western state, note how ...


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Rock City, Lookout Mountain, GA. There were signs all over the Midwest (and probably South, and East, etc) for decades that claimed you could see seven states from Lookout Mountain, GA. I honestly doubt this was ever the case, but the jury may still be out.


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At different times in history, there has been suggested that a Quadripoint - or meeting of four countries, existed in Africa - between Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. However this is generally now not believed to be true, with instead two tripoints quite close to each other marked. Instead, the most is three, known as a tripoint. Amazingly, there ...


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Being from the Caribbean (Curaçao) and with a rough knowledge of the area's geography I figured one of our neighbors might come close to the 7 countries in Jørgen's answer. It's all small mountainous islands close to each other with only the flat sea in between. So I went exploring on HeyWhatsThat. After trying few peaks, I found two locations. One with 6 ...


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That's Pineview Reservoir. It has a three-fingered shape (or fuselage-and-wings shape) because it was built at the confluence of several streams. It is indeed a real body of water, but not technically a lake. Sources: Firsthand experience at the reservoir https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineview_Dam https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2660977,-111.8092137,13z


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It's not Japan, it is Russia! Wikipedia has a good article about extreme points of Eurasia.


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I have a database of OpenFlights data laying around from What's the quickest route between antipodes using regularly scheduled transit?, so let's put it to work. [an excruciatingly boring period ensues wherein we discover that PostgreSQL got upgraded on my system, leaving a database that is incompatible with the new version, and entirely too much nonsense ...


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Use the Map Tunneling Tool. Unfortunately you won't reach any islands in Japan unless you live close to the Uruguay border.


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I think the solution to this puzzle depends on small, mountainous countries. Switzerland tourism claims that you can see 6 countries from Säntis: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France and Italy. http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/saentis-schwaegalp2.html


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You can see this in the Wikipedia list or on any map with the International Date Line. The first places to see a new day are: The Line Islands, more precisely the part that belongs to Kiribati (formerly known as the Gilbert Islands). The Line Islands are in the UTC+14 timezone, and the rest of the country is in UTC+13. This has been the case since 1995; ...


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Find a globe. Put your arms out front with the forefingers pointing in. You are now a human calliper. Bring the arms together to nip the globe such that the left finger touches home. The right finger is now on the target. Rotating the globe might help, unless you're a gymnast.


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GMaps for the geographical center of Russian Federation. As you can see, this is a mountain located lake with no cities among many miles from it. Also this lake is on Arctic Circle, and not very well explored by people. We even doesn't know the maximum depth of it. Also you have to know that this region is a seismically active - you can see the trees at ...


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To some extent, this depends how you define a "country". For one definition of country, the maximum countries that meet at a single point is 7. The countries that meet at this single point are : Argentina Australia Chile France New Zealand Norway United Kingdom The point where they all meet? Latitude 90 degrees South - otherwise known as the South Pole! ...


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Whether it is possible to see the Red Sea from Ethiopia depends on Air conditions Altitude Whether the view is blocked by other high-altitude land or not For the last two points we have the website HeyWhatsThat, which uses information on topography to generate "views" from mountains all over the world. Browsing the map close to the Ethiopia-Eritrea border ...


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I think what you're looking for is Jing Pu Tropic of Cancer landmark. It's located just off route 11 and is marked on Google Maps as a landmark.


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If you look at the Aleutian Islands, parts of the chain is located in the Eastern Hemisphere so technically you can consider them to be the easternmost part of the United States, but since you normally go west to get there and considering their proximity to the antimeridian it crosses Amchitka pass they could be considered the westernmost part of the US as ...


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Are all countries between the "near east" and the "far east" then "middle eastern" countries? I always thought Middle East and Near East are mostly synonyms. (For me, this is probably influenced by the fact that the Finnish word for Middle East is Lähi-itä, literally Near East.) Even if we stick to English terms, Wikipedia tends to agree (emphasis mine):...


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Following the same procedure as the longitude question and the same elimination of nonsense and duplicates: SELECT ST_Y(source_geom) as src_y, ST_Y(destination_geom) as dst_y, abs(ST_Y(source_geom)-ST_Y(destination_geom)) as delta, name, destination_airport, source_airport from flights order by delta limit 25; '35.4213981628418','35.4213981628','4....


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