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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 GlobesJames Rumsey Monument - Shepherdstown, WV

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This ionic column monument, capped with an earth globe, is for a demonstration of a steam-powered boat by James Rumney on the nearby Potomac River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/8/2014

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesCrossroads of the World - Lake Buena Vista, FL

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This globe is on the top of a 50 foot column just past the entrance to Disney's Hollywood's Studios.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Florida

date approved: 7/23/2014

last visited: 8/6/2014

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Earth GlobesEarth Globe - Canada's Wonderland - Vaughan, ON

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Large three dimensional globe in Canada's Wonderland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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Earth GlobesMercator's Globe - Duisburg (Huckingen), Germany

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4 meters in diameter and 1.5 tons in weight steel Earth globe located in the center of a roundabout in south part of Duisburg, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 7/2/2014

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesRipley's Aquarium of Canada Earthglobe, Toronto, Ontario

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This earthglobe is located in the lobby of the new Ripley's Aquarium of Canada attraction located in Toronto, Ontario.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesGreat Rivers of the World, Itasca State Park, Lake Itasca, MN

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This metal globe sculpture stands at the entry to the northern visitor center at Itasca State Park and bears the title “Great Rivers of the World.”

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Minnesota

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesOlympic and Paralympic Strength - UCO - Edmond, OK

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Olympic monument on the University of Central Oklahoma campus

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/9/2014

last visited: 6/10/2014

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Earth GlobesRainforest Cafe Globe - Las Vegas, NV

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An earth globe at the Rainforest cafe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Nevada

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesChildren's Earth Globe, Calgary Airport, Calgary, AB

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Basic globe in the terminal "D" departures area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The 2 Newlyweds

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 5/22/2014

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesRiver Glen Globe - San Jose, CA

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A metal globe on the sign for River Glen Elementary in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/1/2014

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesRancho Bernardo Earth Globe - San Diego, CA

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This Earth Globe is located in front of an office building in the Rancho Bernardo suburb of San Diego.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Johnny_Quest

location: California

date approved: 4/23/2014

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEarthblobe - Gasbell Industriestraße - Stuttgart, Germany, BW

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At the 'Industriestraße' in Stuttgart, Germany, Baden-Württemberg stands a gasbell which is painted as a huge Earthglobe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 3/14/2014

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesJ. Oskam Steel Fabricators Earthglobe, Port Colborne, ON

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Steel Earth Globe located in front of the J. Oskam Steel Fabricators Limited manufacturing plant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesGlobe Terrestre du Musée Maritime du Québec - Québec Maritime Museum Earth Globe - L'Islet, Québec

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Ce globe terrestre est situé en avant du musée maritime du Québec, à l'Islet, Québec. This earth globe is located in front of the Québec Maritime Museum, in l'Islet, Québec.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 12/22/2013

last visited: 5/21/2014

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Earth GlobesBaptist Bible Fellowship Earth Globe - Sprinfield, MO

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This aluminum silhouette earth globe is mounted outside the Baptist Bible Fellowship International World Mission Service Center in Springfield, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/15/2013

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEarth Globe (Earth Science Museum) - Sosnowiec, Poland

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Earth Globe in building of Earth Science Museum in Sosnowiec

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Śląskie, Poland

date approved: 12/10/2013

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesVeterans Memorial Earth Globe - Wheeling, West Virginia

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Globe located on top of veterans memorial in Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 10/27/2013

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesGoodwood Earthglobe

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Road side earthglobe in the village of Goodwood, Ontario.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/28/2013

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesWorld War II Memorial, Oak Ridge Cemetery - Springfield, IL

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This globe that is part of the World War II memorial in the Oak Ridge Cemetery shows the location of the major conflicts that occured during the war that are marked on timelines nearby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/22/2013

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesWings of Hope Earth Globe - Stillwater, OK

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5' diameter bronze earth globe with a sculpture of a girl on top

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/6/2013

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEarth Globe - Vancouver Convention Centre

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This rotating earth globe is 18 feet in diameter and internally illuminated. It is permanently displayed in the entrance lobby of the Vancouver's Convention Centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/1/2013

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesThe Earth - Zaragoza, Spain

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An Earth globe on the main square of Zaragoza

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Aragón, Spain

date approved: 8/30/2013

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesCIBPA Centre Earthglobe, Windsor, Ontario Canada

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This earth globe sculpture sites atop a pedestal as part of fountain arrangement in front of the Canadian Italian Business Professional Association or CIBPA Centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/4/2013

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEarth Globe - Heilbronner Straße Stuttgart, Germany BW

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This Earth Globe is located in front of the 'Atlas-Gebäude' in the 'Heilbronner Straße' in Stuttgart, Germany, Baden-Württemberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 7/31/2013

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesGlobe Radio Kootwijk, Netherlands

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Monument to remember the first radio-telephone connection between the Netherlands and Batavia Indonesia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member naj16

location: Overijssel, Netherlands

date approved: 7/8/2013

last visited: never

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