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Description:
Earth Globes are spheroid shaped objects that as much as possible, accurately represent the major land masses and water bodies of our planet. Photos are required for new waymarks. One photo should be a close up of the globe and the second of the globe in its environment.
Expanded Description:
The Greek scholar Eratosthenes is believed to be the first individual to determine that our planet is a sphere. Earth is actually an oblate spheroid which is a sphere that is “squished” along its vertical axes (the North and South poles) and “bulges” around its center (the equator).

For centuries, cartographers have been recording the surface of our planet onto maps. A map of the Earth is a representation of the physical surface of our spheroid planet onto a flat surface. To create such maps one must rely on map projections, of which there are many different types. However all map projections distort the surfaces on a sphere.

A globe on the other hand, is the only way to accurately represent the surface of the Earth with a constant scale along all directions.

What is included in this category:

Stationary or rotating Earth Globes that as much as possible accurately represent, whether historical in nature or current, the surface of our planet. Examples of such include:
  1. Earth Globes that accurately depict the current position of our planet’s land masses and water bodies,
  2. Earth Globes that depict what cartographers believed at that point in time to be the position, size or shape of land masses and water bodies on our planet,
  3. Earth Globes that depict the position of land masses and water bodies throughout time (e.g. those that depict continental drift),
  4. Earth Globes mounted on Atlas Statues or similar figures will be accepted only if the details of the globe are featured in the waymark.
What is not included in this category:
  1. Small handheld/moveable globes located in bookstores, libraries, schools or the like for which their primary purpose is as a teaching/reference tool,
  2. Earth Globes that do not include land masses or water bodies that are affixed to Atlas sculptures,
  3. Partial Earth Globes such as those that may project from the side of a building as they are not a full sphere.
Instructions for Posting a Earth Globes Waymark:
  1. Find an Earth Globe that includes land masses, is permanently affixed to a structure and provide the co-ordinates of the globe.
  2. Include two photos: a full-frame image of the globe and a wider-angle image of the globe in its overall setting.
  3. Indicate whether the globe is stationary or if it rotates along an axis.
  4. Where possible, indicate if the land masses depicted on the globe are historical in nature or are as close to an actual representation of the Earth as it is today, if land masses depict relief (elevation) and if land masses and major water bodies are named.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log a visit to an Earth Globe Waymark, provide proof of your physical visit - no virtual visits please. Proof can be in the form of an original photo that you have taken of the globe, or a description of the globe and of your visit. Any additional information that you can provide about the globe is always welcome.
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Variables:
  • Stationary or rotating globe
  • Historical or current information
  • Surface (elevation) relief
  • Size
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Earth GlobesLifting power / Kohottava voima - Telakanpuistikko - Helsinki, Finland

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Lifting power / Kohottava voima, a bronze statue depicting a man lifting the globe, by artist Matti Haupt, at Telakanpuistikko, Helsinki.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Finland

date approved: 6/21/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesVisitor Center Globe - Pasadena, CA

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An earth globe inside the visitor center for JPL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/11/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEarth Science Building Globe - Pasadena, CA

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An earth globe inside the Earth Science Building of JPL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/11/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesWeltkugel - Hermannsburg, Niedersachsen, Germany

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Weltkugel in Hermannsburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 6/5/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesAugerge Saint-Antoine, Québec, Qc

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Ce globe terrestre est situé à L'auberge Saint-Antoine, 8, rue Saint-Antoine à Quebec // This globe is located at L'auberge Saint-Antoine, 8, rue Saint-Antoine in Quebec City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lucky_Al

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 5/27/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesFuente del Mondo - Molina de Aragon,Spain

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at the foot of the metal statue. al pie de la estatua de metal. au pied de la statue en Métal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

date approved: 5/22/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEdelstahlweltkugel - Leer, NS, Deutschland

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Edelstahlweltkugel auf dem Parkplatz der Reederei Buss in Leer/Ostfriesland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/22/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesWorld - Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin, NSW, Australia

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Not too far into the Hunter Valley Gardens is a mesh (and shade cloth covered) Globe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 5/8/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesAmericas Pavilion Earthglobe- Toronto Zoo

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Earth globe on Tundra Trek outside of the Australasia Pavilion at the Toronto Zoo

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/28/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesSteel Globe - Speers Point, NSW, Australia

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Outside the Speers Point Park children's playground is a rusty steel Earth Globe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 4/15/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesVisitor Center Globe - San Diego, CA

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An earth globe on display at the Cabrillo National Monument Visitor Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/19/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesGoddard Visitor Center Globe - Greenbelt, MD

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An inflatable earth globe on permanent display at Goddard Space Flight Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/10/2018

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesGeorge Giants Little Free Library and Globe - Springdale AR

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This small 4' globe is cleverly incorporated into the design of the Little Free Library at George Elementary School - 3200 S Powell Street. The entire LFL design and construction is courtesy of a local sponsor, JV Manufacturing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/2/2017

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesLong Beach Navy Memorial - Long Beach, CA

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A large Navy memorial located in the Long Beach Harbor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 8/25/2017

last visited: 8/25/2017

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Earth Globes"The Great Commission" -- Dallas Baptist University, Dallas TX

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A giant Earth globe perched on a rock foundation on which two Bibles rest in front of the Pilgrim Chapel at Dallas Baptist University

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/15/2017

last visited: 9/21/2017

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Earth GlobesHopewell Rocks Interpretive Centre Earthglobe

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This earth globe is inside the Hopewell Rocks Interpretive Centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 8/13/2017

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesHopewell Rocks Earthglobe- Pangaea

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Earthglobe inside the Hopewell Rocks Interpretive Centre showing the historical land mass of Pangaea

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 8/13/2017

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesThe Coming King Globe - Kerrville, TX

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A bronze sculpture of the world resting on two open Bibles in the Coming King Sculpture and Prayer Garden. Entrance location: 30.071197, -99.115820 keep right to reach parking area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesMuseum of Science Earth Globe - Boston, MA

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The earth globe at the Museum of Science in Boston is located at the entrance to the green wing on the first level (street level) of the museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesAtlas Holding Earth Globe - Montréal, PQ, Canada

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An Atlas statue is located at 4131 rue Sherbrooke Ouest in Montréal is holding a large earth globe.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 7/31/2017

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesBabson College Globe - Wellesley, MA

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The Babson College Globe was once the world's largest rotating globe. It is located next to Coleman Hall on the campus of Babson College in Wellesley, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/30/2017

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEarth Globe - Rideau Carleton Raceway - Ottawa, ON

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Stainless steel globe located at the north end of the inner track area at Rideau Carleton Harness Raceway in Ottawa.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/8/2017

last visited: 6/8/2018

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Earth GlobesBurmese Temple - Earth Globe - Penang, Malaysia.

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Dhammikarama Burmese Temple - The oldest Buddhist temple on Penang Island, features the unique & rare, World Guardian and Protector. Located at the Pulau Tikus suburb in George Town,in the State of Penang, Malaysia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Malaysia

date approved: 6/2/2017

last visited: 6/15/2017

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Earth Globes1939 Reploglobe Globe - Museum of Flight - Seattle, WA

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An earth globe located at the Museum of Flight serves as a historical display for visitors. Admission fees apply.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Washington

date approved: 5/8/2017

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesWeltkugel im Blumengarten Bexbach, Saarland, Germany

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eine bewegliche Weltkugel im Blumengarten in Bexbach

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dieSulzer

location: Saarland, Germany

date approved: 3/27/2017

last visited: 9/17/2017

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