• Cold war Baikonour

    From JF Mezei@21:1/5 to All on Tue Dec 21 01:27:50 2021
    The things you find on the Internet...

    https://maps.lib.utexas.edu/maps/imw/txu-oclc-6654394-nl-41-2nd-ed.jpg

    University of Texas has scanned topographical maps obtained or produced
    by US army.

    The above image is the US Army idea of the part of Kazakhstan circa 1962.

    Baikonur townsite is where Tyuratam is on KAZAKHKAYA railway. The
    launch site is alsmot due north of town site. The US Army map doesn't
    even show a road heading north of town site.

    Prior to COVID anmy tourist could just go there and take pictuires and
    its location is on Google maps. Pretty amazing h something so screte in
    the 1960s is today such a no brainer.


    (how I got it:

    https://maps.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/

    click on "World Google Earth Map Index. This is a kmz file that loads on
    Google Earth. You clck on iceon in middle of each tile, this pops up
    small dialogue for that map and right click to copy lilnk, then open
    image in browser, copy and put it into Photoshop so you can zoom in/out
    easily.

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  • From Snidely@21:1/5 to All on Wed Dec 22 13:56:44 2021
    on 12/20/2021, JF Mezei supposed :
    The things you find on the Internet...

    https://maps.lib.utexas.edu/maps/imw/txu-oclc-6654394-nl-41-2nd-ed.jpg

    University of Texas has scanned topographical maps obtained or produced
    by US army.

    The above image is the US Army idea of the part of Kazakhstan circa 1962.

    Baikonur townsite is where Tyuratam is on KAZAKHKAYA railway. The
    launch site is alsmot due north of town site. The US Army map doesn't
    even show a road heading north of town site.

    Prior to COVID anmy tourist could just go there and take pictuires and
    its location is on Google maps. Pretty amazing h something so screte in
    the 1960s is today such a no brainer.


    (how I got it:

    https://maps.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/

    click on "World Google Earth Map Index. This is a kmz file that loads on Google Earth. You clck on iceon in middle of each tile, this pops up
    small dialogue for that map and right click to copy lilnk, then open
    image in browser, copy and put it into Photoshop so you can zoom in/out easily.

    Tanks for that.

    I've downloaded the map and found the waystation. Clicking on the kmz
    did not actually start my copy of Google Earth, so I'll get around to
    trying GE and dropping the kmz on it. I will not be downloading
    Photoshop, but I do have tools which allow zooming in and out of jpgs.


    There are a lot of Kolodets This and Koldets That in the area; are
    these drilled water wells, springs, or oases?

    /dps


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  • From JF Mezei@21:1/5 to Snidely on Wed Dec 22 21:00:14 2021
    On 2021-12-22 16:56, Snidely wrote:

    There are a lot of Kolodets This and Koldets That in the area; are
    these drilled water wells, springs, or oases?


    doc7austin on Youtube has a series of vide of taking train from Germany
    to Kazakhstan. While his train passed through Baikonur at night, the
    area is truly desertic, so I have to assume those are drilled wells.
    Further east, it gets green.

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