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Mysterious Island discovered with google earth
September 3, 2006 3:17 PM   Subscribe

My son (nine) came across this unnamed, triangular island with airstrips and buildings using google earth. It's quite small, and almost artificial looking, like a built-up atoll. We're pretty sure they've got aliens there. KML file enclosed.

Here's the .kml file. saving it as "island.kml" and loading it into google earth will take you to the place. Any idea what this could be?

< ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>


Mysterious Island
found by Ez. contains airstrips and buildings. No
name.


153.9978322929042
24.27748121655243
0
15000.62622620575
1.271969904759559e-010
-69.27344461285261

root://styles#default

153.9800917503093,24.28713057141308,0


posted by craniac to Education (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
You mean this?
posted by grouse at 3:26 PM on September 3, 2006


Your kml doesn't work on Google Earth on Mac.
posted by evariste at 3:31 PM on September 3, 2006


Ah, never mind. MeFi mungled it.
posted by evariste at 3:32 PM on September 3, 2006


I think it's Minami Torishima. I found it in its guise of Marcus Island here in the PCL map collection.
posted by grouse at 3:33 PM on September 3, 2006


grouse is right!
posted by sergeant sandwich at 3:41 PM on September 3, 2006


And at the other end of the "manmade atoll" continuum, here's Atlantis.*
*aka Male, Maldives (Indian Ocean)
posted by rob511 at 4:19 PM on September 3, 2006


Wow, cool image!
posted by craniac at 7:13 AM on September 4, 2006


for the life of me I cant get the kml file to work. I viewed the source and copied all the xml tags that you cant see on the page but it still gives me a parse error line 1.
posted by skrike at 8:39 AM on September 5, 2006


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