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Carpii
02-09-2006, 10:21 AM
Hi from England everyone!

I recently found this site and I just adore it, thanks for providing it. Ive always been fascinated by ghost towns, for me the excitement is not so much towns which are still in existence, but old defunct towns which still have original equipment or derelict buildings intact.
The Arizona region holds a particular attraction for me.

Sadly, as Im in England, the chance of me visiting real ghost towns is pretty slim :(


Anyway, one thing I find interesting is to find images of ghost towns, and then try to locate them on google maps. This is interesting because you get to see both a side profile, and an overhead view of the infrastructure and how the town fits together. Short of visiting it, it provides a nice picture.

Is anyone else interested in matching maps and images? Maybe not, but it would be nice if we could compile a list

Ill start the ball rolling with the lavender pit mine, at Bisbee, AZ.

Overhead Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=bisbee,+arizona&ll=31.431043,-109.899673&spn=0.011443,0.02517&t=k)

Profile image of Pit Mine (http://www.ghosttowngallery.com/ghostsariz/bisbee1085-043.jpg)

Looking forward to seeing if anyone else can come up with similar ones to share.

Thanks

Carpii

ocjimmy
02-11-2006, 11:37 PM
Welcome,

I Love your idea about matching google overhed maps with ground level photos. It would also be helpful to add the use of a topo (USGS Topographical) map to correlate and backup your findings.

BTW, there are some great examples of what you can do when you match Google with other photos. Consider SASCO, AZ. It's the townsite of the Southern Arizona Smelting COmpany, hence the nme SASCO.

I live in AZ (Prescott) and frequently go out exploring sites.

I post pictures of my adventures and some of the sights I visit online. If you wish, I can send you a link.

Jim

Mikejts
02-12-2006, 09:28 AM
Welcome,

I Love your idea about matching google overhed maps with ground level photos. It would also be helpful to add the use of a topo (USGS Topographical) map to correlate and backup your findings.

BTW, there are some great examples of what you can do when you match Google with other photos. Consider SASCO, AZ. It's the townsite of the Southern Arizona Smelting COmpany, hence the nme SASCO.

I live in AZ (Prescott) and frequently go out exploring sites.

I post pictures of my adventures and some of the sights I visit online. If you wish, I can send you a link.

Jim
Send link - THANKS

ocjimmy
02-19-2006, 06:19 PM
http://web.mac.com/jimf/iWeb/Site/Richinbar%202-4-06.html



Keep in mind I also use it as an online photo album for my Daughter and My adventures, I have and will be posting lots of updates on some of the old towns and sites I vist.

All the best!

Jim

ArizonaDaron
03-19-2006, 04:21 AM
Hi,

I have a mapping website that does exactly what you are talking about, and have the SASCO ghost town in Arizona as a sample on the site.

http://www.topographs.com/mapdb.php?session=102

It automatically places the photos in the correct location on the map as long as you have a gps with you -- so it might be of interest to people here...