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Author Topic: site for searching for geographical features?  (Read 5139 times)

tomos

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site for searching for geographical features?
« on: August 15, 2007, 05:27:07 AM »
Anyone know a good site for searching for geographical features?

For example
I'm looking for Sheen River (County Kerry, Ireland) -
I want to see it from source to end/whatever you call it! (mouth?)

GoogleMap isnt any help;
if I google it I get Sheen Falls Hotel etc etc etc etc etc ...
Tom

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Re: site for searching for geographical features?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007, 06:27:57 PM »
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if I google it I get Sheen Falls Hotel etc etc etc etc etc ...

Welcome to web 2.5 where all you get when you search is paid links and advertisements.

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Re: site for searching for geographical features?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 09:31:53 AM »
Anyone know a good site for searching for geographical features?

found one today

Travel.Net.png

http://www.traveljournals.net/explore/


seems to do the world
I havent tested it that much but it's fairly good on irish rivers at any rate :)
(doesnt show source [of the rivers] though -unfortunately- but at least I can find the damn things!)

[edit] it's not so good on mountain ranges but seems okay so far on individual mountains [/edit]

[edit2] that page is confusing cause of the stories links etc (which weren't there when I copied the link!)- use the search box top of page to find your feature! [/edit]
Tom
« Last Edit: January 14, 2008, 09:05:04 AM by tomos »

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Re: site for searching for geographical features?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008, 09:39:31 AM »
hah, found another one today :)

they both good, but both have been unsuccessful at times (at different times which is helpful!)

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Re: site for searching for geographical features?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 08:49:57 PM »
i'm not an expert on this, but found some links via Google.. just in case, you were interested.. :)

http://www.geo.ed.ac...reategeofeatmap.html
http://www.mesopotam...explore/geofeat.html

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Re: site for searching for geographical features?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2008, 03:41:37 AM »
the more the merrier :)
will check them out
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Re: site for searching for geographical features?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008, 09:10:27 AM »
http://www.geo.ed.ac...reategeofeatmap.html
http://www.mesopotam...explore/geofeat.html

number one there is for Scotland

second one is for middle east or "messopotamia" as the link says
it's an interesting one actually

Geo_01.png

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