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Tematangi Atoll FP (Repost)

Atoll Tematangi - Image

Atoll Tematangi - Landsat Image S-07-20_2000

Tematangi (Tematagi) (21˚40'S., 140˚37'W.) is the farthest W of the dependencies of Iles Gambier. The atoll is about 7 miles in extent. The sea breaks violently on some coral blocks on the NW side. Landing is fairly easy and safe a few hundred meters N of the SW point of the atoll; there is no pass into the lagoon.

A rocky spit, with a depth of 3m, extends about 1.5 miles SE from the SE extremity of the atoll. (SD Pub 126)

Atoll Tematangi - Map

Tematangi Atoll - Marplot Map

This map took about 4-hours to complete. I digitize small sections of the image, upload into Marplot, process and save. Each small section (this map was made up of about 6-sections) is complete when finished processing. The final layers are the various reefs. I am trying something new by posting my images into my Flickr account. If you want a copy of the images I use, you can download them from Flickr.

Atoll Tamatangi - Google Earth

Tematangi Atoll - Google Earth

I did want you to see an image of Tematangi Atoll used in Google Earth. For whatever reason they have a lousy set of images for many ocean islands. Specifically, most of the islands in French Polynesia and the Marquesas look like the above image. I guess they haven't gotten around to downloading the free images at NASA Applied Sciences Directorate.

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GE now is using the same image that you have posted.

I was thinking to myself, if Muslims face Mecca when they pray, where is the antipode of Mecca? That is, where on the earth is the exact opposite of Mecca, so that no matter whet direction you face, you are facing Mecca?

A little work on Google Earth gave me a point in the ocean, but I believe Tematagi Atoll is the nearest landfall to the Mecca Antipode.

Kirt W.

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GE now is using the same image that you have posted.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/15/2006 01:14:00 PM  

I was thinking to myself, if Muslims face Mecca when they pray, where is the antipode of Mecca? That is, where on the earth is the exact opposite of Mecca, so that no matter whet direction you face, you are facing Mecca?

A little work on Google Earth gave me a point in the ocean, but I believe Tematagi Atoll is the nearest landfall to the Mecca Antipode.

Kirt W.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/01/2006 05:51:00 PM  

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