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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 GlobesMaritime Museum Globe - Monterey, CA

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Located inside the Monterey Maritime Museum & History Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/21/2016

last visited: 11/8/2014

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Earth GlobesDiscovery Times Square - New York, NY

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A large museum located in New York City's Time Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/6/2016

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesLe système Terre-Lune, Orly Ouest - Orly, France

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[FR] Une impressionnante maquette du système Terre-Lune permet de déduire plusieurs informations astronomiques. [EN] An impressive model of Earth and the Moon indicates several astronomical observations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 7/2/2016

last visited: 7/12/2016

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Earth GlobesSherrill Park - Corpus Christi, Texas

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A earth globe on the green esplanade stretching out in front of the Art Center of Corpus Christi.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/23/2016

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEarth Globe without Oceans - Washington, D.C.

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Located at the National Museum of Natural History.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 8/26/2014

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Earth GlobesSt Clair College Earth Globe, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Large earth globe sitting on top of a pedestal in the center of a traffic circle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/23/2016

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEarth Globe at a Farm - Sissach, BL, Switzerland

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A metal earth globe on display in front of a farm north of Sissach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 5/15/2016

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesPrice of Freedom, Arlington Cemetery, Virginia

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The sculpture includes a guardian angel holding a dying unknown soldier,an earthglobe, and seven bronze figures at the top.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/8/2016

last visited: 7/11/2016

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Earth GlobesPanAM Globe - Washington, DC

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Located in the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 3/6/2016

last visited: 8/30/2014

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Earth GlobesEarth Globe - Primaryschool, Presseck, Germany BY

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his Earth Globe is located before the 'Primaryschool' in Presseck, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 3/5/2016

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesGlobe terrestre, Planétarium de Dijon, Côte d'Or, France

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Globe terrestre situé dans le Planétarium du Jardin des Sciences de Dijon /

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gâtinaise

location: Bourgogne, France

date approved: 3/5/2016

last visited: 3/3/2016

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Earth GlobesJ. I. Case Globe - Missoula, MT

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In 1865, Jerome Case incorporated Old Abe into the trademark of the J. I. Case Company. The company retired the trademark in 1969.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/29/2016

last visited: 8/13/2015

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Earth GlobesComTech Globe - Pembroke, NC

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Globe is located a entrance to a business park near Pembroke, NC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 1/28/2016

last visited: 1/28/2016

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Earth GlobesCaptain Albert Partridge Headstone - Sandy Point, Maine

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In the Congregational Church Cemetery at Sandy Point, Maine is a quite unique headstone, that of ship's Captain Albert V. Partridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 1/24/2016

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesGlobe Helgoland

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Globe in front of Biologische Anstalt

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

date approved: 12/20/2015

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesMission Space Earth Globe - Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Mission Space - A motion simulator thrill ride at Epcot. Displaying a Giant model of the Solar System, Including Earth & Mars. Featured on Virtual Globetrotting. located at Disney's 'Epcot' Theme Park, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 12/15/2015

last visited: 6/10/2015

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Earth GlobesGlobe in Main Train Station - Krakow, Poland

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This globe is located in the underground concourse of the Krakow main train station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Małopolskie, Poland

date approved: 11/29/2015

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEarth Sciences Building Globes, University of Colorado - Boulder, CO

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Near Folsom Stadium, these granite earth globes highlight the entrance to the Earth Sciences building. One globe represents the historical land masses of earth; the other the current land masses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 11/26/2015

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesHuntington Library Playground Globe - San Marino, CA

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Located in the playground area of the Huntington Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 10/18/2015

last visited: 12/31/2014

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Earth GlobesCNN Globe

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Large Globe at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta, GA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/11/2015

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesWorld Trade Earth Globe - Todmorden, UK

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This earth globe shows world trade routes that opened up to this small town when the Rochdale Canal opened in 1804.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/30/2015

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesEarth Globe - Humpolec, Czech Republic

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Earth Globe on the wall of local cinema.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 8/26/2015

last visited: 6/22/2016

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Earth GlobesTerrestrial Spheres - Pueblo, CO

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This large, delightful piece is found at the entrance of the Buell Children's Museum on the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/15/2015

last visited: never

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Earth GlobesGlobe at International Cultural Center

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Globe inside the International Culture Center part of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Rotating globe in the center of the main part of the building in Our World Room.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Txlonestargal

location: Texas

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: 7/25/2015

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Earth GlobesOmniglobe at the Museum of Texas Tech University

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Omniglobe at the Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Electronic globe with various globes of the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Txlonestargal

location: Texas

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: 7/25/2015

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