Grid Markings outside Grozny

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By Pdunn @ 2006-07-02 15:44:50
Looks like latitude and logitude markings over a large portion of map.
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@ 2006-07-02 21:43:42
Zoom in and you'll see that they are trees.
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@ 2006-07-02 22:22:32
No kidding! That's odd. Wonder why they grow that way. Water canals? I don't see roads...
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@ 2006-07-03 07:03:59
That is amazing to me. The gaps from a distance looked so much like the markings of a Sharpee Marker, and the fact each line is so perfectly straight and spaced, I assumed we were seeing left over by a careless cartographer. So I labled it a "satelite error." I had no idea they were trees. I guess the lesson is to always check each map at every zoom level.
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@ 2006-07-03 07:46:21
Wind breaks?
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dda
@ 2006-07-03 12:35:22
And why not just hedges of trees for separate fields ?
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@ 2008-04-10 18:38:05
Yes, zoom in and you will see trees. However, trees require water to grow and there is a possibility that they are growing above silted-up canals originating from the Terek.