GPS Ghost Town Coordinates

Discussion in 'Global Navigation Satellite Systems' started by Dan, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    Anyone know where I can go on-line to find ghost town coordinates?

    Dan
     
    Dan, Mar 4, 2005
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    Don B Guest

    Don B, Mar 10, 2005
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    Don B Guest

    wrote:
    > Don B <> wrote:
    >
    >>This USGS web site has a group called populated places. I was told by
    >>one of their people that any listing with the word historical after it
    >>could be a ghost town.

    >
    >
    >>http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnis/web_query.gnis_web_query_form

    >
    >
    > http://geonames.usgs.gov/faqs.html#21
    > "So, a ghost town is not historical"
    >
    >

    Apparently they have two different people contradicting one another. I'm
    not going to argue about it, all I know is I inquired if they had ghost
    towns listed on their site, and I received an email saying under
    populated places if it had historical after it, it could be a ghost
    town. So if you want to argue, argue with them.
     
    Don B, Mar 10, 2005
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    Don B Guest

    wrote:
    > Don B <> wrote:
    >
    >>This USGS web site has a group called populated places. I was told by
    >>one of their people that any listing with the word historical after it
    >>could be a ghost town.

    >
    >
    >>http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnis/web_query.gnis_web_query_form

    >
    >
    > http://geonames.usgs.gov/faqs.html#21
    > "So, a ghost town is not historical"
    >
    >

    Apparently there are two different people on their website contradicting
    one another. I'm not going to argue about it, all I know is I inquired
    if they listed ghost towns on their site and received an email saying if
    it said historical after it, it could be a ghost town.

    It looks to me like someone is playing with words, the rest of the quote
    read "So, a ghost town is not historical, only abandoned". What the hell
    is a ghost town if it's not an abandoned? If you want to argue, argue
    with them.
     
    Don B, Mar 10, 2005
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  8. Dan

    Guest

    Don B <> wrote:
    > It looks to me like someone is playing with words, the rest of the quote
    > read "So, a ghost town is not historical, only abandoned". What the hell
    > is a ghost town if it's not an abandoned? If you want to argue, argue
    > with them.


    I think "abandoned" is what someone thinks of when they picture a ghost
    town. Buildings and whatnot are still there. I presume that "historical"
    means there is no trace of whatever gave this waypoint its name, other than
    the fact that the GPS coordinate is still a usable navigation element.

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    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
     
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    Don B Guest

    wrote:
    > Don B <> wrote:
    >
    >>It looks to me like someone is playing with words, the rest of the quote
    >>read "So, a ghost town is not historical, only abandoned". What the hell
    >>is a ghost town if it's not an abandoned? If you want to argue, argue
    >>with them.

    >
    >
    > I think "abandoned" is what someone thinks of when they picture a ghost
    > town. Buildings and whatnot are still there. I presume that "historical"
    > means there is no trace of whatever gave this waypoint its name, other than
    > the fact that the GPS coordinate is still a usable navigation element.
    >

    Again I say, argue with them, there are towns listed at
    http://www.ghosttowns.com that have standing buildings and are also
    listed on the USGS website.
     
    Don B, Mar 11, 2005
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  10. Dan

    Guest

    Don B <> wrote:
    > Again I say, argue with them, there are towns listed at
    > http://www.ghosttowns.com that have standing buildings and are also
    > listed on the USGS website.


    "Aetna Springs Post Office (historical)" waypoint is within the area of
    Aetna Springs Resort, and the old Post Office is still there.
    It's not a Post Office, so it has been abandoned on that basis, but that
    doesn't agree with the FAQ on the GNIS page.

    Ghosttowns.com doesn't list any ghost towns around here, but there are
    some.


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    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
     
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