While working with Google Maps in Riderpedia, I always wondered where is the spot with coordinates 0,0: the answer is nowhere. Just some kilometres off the coast of Africa. And that’s a pity, would have been nice to put a big Google Marker with a double zero in it.
Reading about strage points in Google Maps, I’ve discovered that some place are supposed to be built in particular places, but actually they aren’t, shifted to some metres.
For example, one of the most famous monument built along the Equator is the Mitad del Mundo (Half of the World) in Equador, but actually is 100 metres above the Equator line. Also Greenwich, where the meridian is named, seems to be about twenty metres from where it should be. (more…)