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When you are doing research on various sites around the world, you want to get the most accurate coordinates you can. However, in talking with many people, it’s apparent that some do not know the proper way to do this.
I will show you a classic example, the Pyramid of Khufu from the Giza Complex in Cairo, Egypt. Here is a screenshot from Google Earth:
Pyramid of Khufu, Giza Complex, Cairo, Egypt
A lot of people would take the coordinate of the apex of the pyramid. However, that would not be correct. This is because the satellite was not directly above (over the center) when the image was taken. Therefore, the apex of the pyramid is off center. However, the solution is very simple. Don’t use the apex.
Have a look at this screenshot.
Take the coordinate from the center of the base
Instead, you want to take the coordinate of the center of the structure at the base, not the apex or in the case of a building, not a point on the roof.
If you follow this rule, the coordinates will not change as Google Earth updates its satellite imagery.
I have had a lot of questions recently about the Gridpoint Atlas software and whether it was still available for purchase. The answer is YES.
Despite the passing of Bruce Cathie, the Gridpoint Atlas software will still be available now and in the future. Although Bruce and I worked on it together for 23 years, I was the software developer and will continue to upgrade it as new findings are made.
If you are interested, you can learn about the software here:
Thanks for all the inquiries.
2 September, 2013
Diamond Light Source is the United Kingdom’s national synchrotron facility located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Its purpose is to produce intense beams of light whose special characteristics are useful in many areas of scientific research.
The synchrotron can be used to investigate the structure and properties of a wide range of materials from proteins and engineering components to conservation of archeological artifacts.
Diamond Light Source generates synchrotron light at wavelengths ranging from X-rays to the far infrared. This is also known as synchrotron radiation and is the electromagnetic radiation emitted by charged particles traveling near the speed of light. It is used in a variety of experiments to study the structure and behavior of different types of matter.
We have analyzed the particle accelerator sites worldwide and have found that the overwhelming majority sit on grid lines. In this case, the Diamond Light Source sits on a 1′ grid line. Although a 1′ grid line is what we would consider to be a minor grid line, it doesn’t mean this facility is less important than other accelerators that sit on major grid lines.
Windsor Castle is a medieval residence in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is notable for its long association with the British royal family and is also known for its architecture.
The original castle was built by William the Conqueror after the Norman invasion. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by a succession of monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. The castle’s lavish, early 19th-century Apartments are architecturally significant and the castle includes the 15th-century St George’s Chapel, considered to be one of the supreme achievements of English Perpendicular Gothic design.
Queen Victoria made minor changes to the castle, which became the center for royal entertainment during much of her reign. The Castle was also used as a refuge for the royal family during the bombing campaigns of the Second World War and survived a fire in 1992. It is a popular tourist attraction, a venue for hosting state visits, and the Queen’s preferred weekend home.
Since it was a royal residence and has enjoyed such a long history, we were curious if the castle sat on a major grid line. After plotting in Gridpoint Atlas and viewing in Google Earth, we found that it was.
Windsor castle was built on a 6′ grid line. The line is actually continuous, even though Google Earth is showing it as broken. GE sometimes does that when you zoom in and out.
Ch’in Shih-huang-ti was a powerful figure in ancient Chinese history. During his rule, he unified much of China with a government that was based on the teachings of Legalism. It was under Ch’in Shih-huang-ti that much of the Great Wall of China was built, as well as a huge burial compound known as the Ch’in tomb.
To protect his state from a Hunnish tribe of people to the north known as the Hsiung Nu, Ch’in Shih-huang-ti embarked on an amazing effort to connect the walls and fortresses, created during the Warring States Period, to protect his kingdom. The result was the Great Wall of China.
Another structure of astonishing proportions built under Ch’in Shih-huang-ti was a massive burial compound, known as the Ch’in Tomb. It was discovered byarchaeologists in 1974, near the present-day city of Xiam. The tomb, encompassing 20 square miles (50 sq km), was a huge subterranean complex, landscaped to resemble a low, wooded mountain. In the chamber, 6,000 life-sized terracotta soldiers were found in battle formation, and in adjoining chambers thousands of smaller figurines were found. A stable of skeletonized horses was discovered and the remains of bronze gilded chariots accompanied them. Valuable gems, jade carving of trees and animals, as well as silks were also unearthed. The emperor’s actual burial tomb has yet to be excavated. It was purported that it took 700,000 men more than 36 years to complete.
When you look at the accompanying screenshot, you see that the tomb was built on a 7.5′ grid line and at one time may have been situated on a grid point. We feel that sites this close to a major grid line or point were in fact on it when they were originally built. Over time, earthquakes or plate movements may have caused the original placement to shift.
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a Masonic building and memorial located in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. It is dedicated to the memory of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was also a Mason.
The design of the tower was patterned after the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
What’s interesting about this memorial is that it sits on 7.5′ and 1′ grid lines. Both major and minor World Grid lines are covered here.
The placement of the memorial on this site is hardly accidental.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently constructing its new Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah. Most people know that the NSA has become the largest, most covert, and most intrusive intelligence agency ever. But few know about this new data center and what kind of work they will be doing there.
Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s in the heart of Mormon country, where religious pioneers first arrived more than 160 years ago.
When completed, the $2 Billion Utah Data Center will be more than five times the size of the US Capitol and will secretly capture, store, and analyze vast quantities of words and images traveling through the world’s telecommunications networks.
The center is under construction by contractors with top-secret clearances. It’s a project of immense secrecy and its purpose is to intercept, decipher, analyze and store vast amounts of the world’s communications as they bounce down from satellites and rip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks. The heavily fortified center should be up and running by September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers, and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails, including parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and vast amounts of other digital information.
Knowing all this, we have to ask, “Why did the NSA picked this particular location to build its data center?” The site is located adjacent to Camp Williams, a U.S. military base. We know that the NSA likes to build on or near U.S. military bases. In fact, the NSA’s headquarters is located on the grounds of Fort Meade in Maryland.
I decided to plot the location in Gridpoint Atlas and view it in Google Earth. When I did, I found that a 7.5′ grid line goes right through the center of the site. Here is a screenshot of the site. You will notice that an airport used to exist at the same location.
The next screenshot shows the Google Earth satellite imagery with the data center site plan overlaid. The site plan shows the future buildings. At least those above ground. You can see that the 7.5′ grid line goes right through the center of the complex.
We can see that the selection of this site was not an accident.
A reader reported this site to us and we decided to plot it.
Medicine Hat is a city of 61,000 people located in the southeastern part of the province of Alberta, Canada. It is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway, the eastern terminus of the Crowsnest Highway, and the South Saskatchewan River.
As far as we are concerned, the most interesting part of this area is the hill formation that can be seen in the Google Earth plot above. From the air, it appears to be in the shape of an Indian wearing a headdress. Also, a 7.5′ grid line that goes right through it.
Major grid lines going through natural land formations are actually quite a common thing. We see this often. Other examples are Stone Mountain in Georgia, USA and Ayers Rock in Australia.
You can see that the grid line actually goes through the chin/mouth area of the Indian’s head. We wonder if he’s trying to say something?
We just found this site to be interesting.
If you fire up Google Earth and go to 62.193766, -141.262196, you will see a large black rectangle in Alaska, USA.
When I saw this rectangle, I immediately went into the Gridpoint Atlas software and plotted various resolution of grids for that area, then viewed the plots in Google Earth. I found that a 7.5′ grid line runs right through the large black rectangle.
We can speculate that this area is being censored because it’s some kind of U.S. military installation that they don’t want us to see. After all, it is in close proximity to Russia. If you look at the placemarks other people have placed on the area, you’ll see that some feel it is some kind of HAARP facility. I doubt it, since other HAARP facilities have not been censored in Google Earth. However at this point, your guess is as good as mine.
This is all speculation, but it is interesting that a major 7.5 nautical mile grid line goes right through the area.
A while back, a user of the Gridpoint Atlas software informed me of a site I was not familiar with, the Omega transmitting station in Australia. Here’s the description of that facility from Wikipedia:
The Omega Transmitter is located near Woodside, Victoria, Australia at 38.481228°S 146.935294°E. It uses an umbrella antenna carried by a 432 metre high grounded lattice steel guyed mast. This mast is the highest construction in the southern hemisphere.
Construction of this station was originally planned to be built in New Zealand but after protests from anti-war protestors, it was built in Australia.
After the shutdown of the OMEGA navigation system, it was used until 2004 as a transmitter for orders to submarines on 13 kHz under the callsign VL3DEF. Until December 2008, it had been transmitting a 100 baud MSK modulated signal on 18.6 kHz. However, the station has been closed down and transmissions have now ceased. The tower remains, but the transmitting equipment is on display at the Port Albert Maritime Museum.
As you can see, when I plotted the Omega station, I found that it had been placed on a 7.5′ grid line that goes through the center of the tower.
Recently on a hunch, we wondered if the Statue of Liberty in New York City harbor was on the World Grid. We plotted the area and found out it was. Here’s the story.
The original Statue of Liberty was built on the Île aux Cygnes, river Seine in Paris, France. It is near the Pont de Grenelle.
The Île aux Cygnes is a man-made island in the river Seine (48°51′0″ N, 2°16′47″ E), 11.50 m high (37 feet 9 inches). Inaugurated on July 4, 1889, it looks southwest, downriver along the Seine. Its tablet bears two dates: “IV JUILLET 1776″ (July 4, 1776: the United States Declaration of Independence) like the New York statue, and “XIV JUILLET 1789″ (July 14, 1789: the storming of the Bastille).
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York City harbor was a gift to the United States from the French people. It was designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue has become an icon of freedom and of the United States.
In the Gridpoint Atlas software, the first grid we plotted happened to be the one the statue was built on, the 7.5′ grid. In fact, the grid line goes right through the exact center of the statue’s base. Here is a screenshot.
You can’t get any more blatant than that.
Interesting how most of these things are hiding in plain sight.
Here is another interesting plot we found with the Gridpoint Atlas software. This is Saddam Hussein’s Babylon Palace.
When Saddam Hussein rose to power in Iraq, he wanted to rebuild the ancient city of Babylon. At the time, he said that Babylon’s great palaces and the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon would arise from the dust. You might recall that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
In 1982, Saddam Hussein’s workers began the work of reconstructing Babylon’s most imposing structure, the 600-room palace of King Nebuchadnezzar II. At the time, archaeologists were mortified, and said that rebuilding on top of ancient ruins did not preserve history, but desecrated it.
The original bricks, which still exist and rise two to three feet above the ground, bear ancient inscriptions praising Nebuchadnezzar. Not to be outdone, Saddam Hussein’s workers laid more than 60 million sand-colored bricks on top of the original bricks. They were inscribed with the words, “In the era of Saddam Hussein, protector of Iraq, who rebuilt civilization and rebuilt Babylon.” However, lofty words were not enough to keep the new new bricks from cracking after only ten years.
We have no idea if Saddam Hussein knew about the World Grid. Perhaps the credit for building on a major grid line should go to King Nebuchadnezzar II, for he is the constructor of the original building that stood on the grounds.
ALBA is a synchrotron radiation facility in Cerdanyola del Vallès near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was constructed and is now operated by the CELLS consortium (Consortium for the Exploitation of the Synchrotron Light Laboratory), and co-financed by the Spanish and Catalan governments.
After almost ten years of planning and design by the Spanish scientific community, the project was approved in 2002. The facility was redesigned in 2004 and construction was started in 2006. The laboratory was officially opened for experiments on March, 2010.
A few months ago, we were studying the placement of all the world’s particle accelerators to see their relationships to the World Grid. After plotting the World Grid for this area in Gridpoint Atlas, we viewed the plot in Google Earth and saw what is shown above.
This is one of the more interesting plots we’ve come across. Obviously, the precise placement of the facility was no accident.
In checking religious temples and sites on the World Grid, we have found many, many hits. Here are three examples that will be very interesting to you. The fact that they are placed on grid lines is very telling and is proof that the builders of these places had access to ancient knowledge.
Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Angkor, Cambodia. Built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation.
It is the world’s largest religious building. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple, based on early South Indian Hindu architecture, with key features such as the Jagati. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers.
Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs, and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.
Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. The shrine, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is currently run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore.
In June 2011, the Supreme Court directed the authorities from the archaeology department and fire services to open the secret chambers of the temple for inspection of the items kept inside. The review of the temple’s underground vaults lead to the enumeration of a vast collection of treasures that are traditionally kept under lock and key. The detailed inventory revealed gold, jewels, and other valuables, and has solidified the Padmanabhaswamy temple to be one of the wealthiest temples in India. The final estimate of wealth to said to be US$7.14 billion.
Readers in the US will immediately recognize this as the famous Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. It is the worldwide headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), also known as the Mormon church.
Temple Square is a ten acre complex located in the center of Salt Lake City, Utah. In recent years, the usage of the name has gradually changed to include several other church facilities immediately adjacent to Temple Square. Contained within Temple Square proper are the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake Tabernacle, Salt Lake Assembly Hall, the Seagull Monument and two visitors’ centers.
What makes this place unique is that it is positioned where four different resolution grid lines (30′, 7.5′, 6′ and 1′) line up in the same place. So far, this is the only religious site we have found to have this characteristic. This means that undoubtedly, the founders of the church had access to very advanced knowledge. People can argue whether they knew the information or were given it. Some will even say they were led to the exact place. However, that is a debate we will leave to others. All we are saying is that the placement of Temple Square could not have been an accident.
You may have wondered if some of the world’s most famous chateaus and palaces are built on the World Grid. Many are.
We have looked at hundreds of sites and want to show three examples. Enjoy!
The screenshot above is of the Chateau Azay-le-Rideau in Azay-le-Rideau, France. It was built from 1515 to 1527, and is one of the earliest French Renaissance châteaux. Built on an island in the Indre River at Azay-le-Rideau, its foundations rise straight out of the water.
The Treasurer-General of the Finances of France under King Francis I and mayor of Tours, began reconstructing Azay-le-Rideau’s earlier medieval castle, that was part of his wife’s inheritance. However, it was his wife, Philippe Lesbahy, who directed the course of the works, including its central internal staircase (escalier d’honneur) that is Azay’s greatest most remarkable feature, inspired by the staircase at Châteaudun.
As you can see, a 6′ grid line goes right through the chateau.
The Sans-Souci Palace in Potsdam, Gemany was the royal residence of King Henri I (better known as Henri Christophe) of Haiti, Queen Marie-Louise and their two daughters. It was the most important of nine palaces built by the king, as well as fifteen châteaux, numerous forts, and sprawling summer homes on his twenty plantations.
Here, a 7.5′ grid line goes right through the building.
The final example is the site of the former Stadtschloss Palace in Berlin, Germany. It was the principal residence (winter residence) of the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia from 1701 to 1918 (the German Emperors from 1871 to 1918) and a museum following the fall of the German Empire in 1918.
The palace was damaged by Allied bombing in World War II. Although it was possible to repair the palace at considerable expense, it was demolished in 1950 by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) authorities. This was protested greatly by the West Germans. Following the reunification of Germany, it was decided to rebuild the Stadtschloss on the original site.
We can see that a 6′ grid line goes right through the site. Also notice that the same grid line goes through the Berlin Dome, just above the palace.
These are just a small number of examples of the world’s chateaus and palaces there were built on major World Grid lines. Further proof that this knowledge has been available to the world’s elite for hundreds and also thousands of years.
Recently, we have been looking at Particle Accelerator sites around the world. Perhaps 75% of these sites are on major or minor grid lines. A large majority of them are on major grid lines. Some are on multiple grid lines, both major and minor.
We have found that particle accelerators that have relationships to the World Grid can be broken down into two groups. Those that have a grid line going through the center of the accelerator, and those that have a grid line going through the rim of the accelerator. We have selected one example of each type for you to look at.
The first site is Argonne National Laboratory in Argone, Illinois, USA. Here, a 7.5′ grid line goes through the center of the accelerator ring.
The second example is of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, USA. Here a 6′ grid line goes through the rim of the accelerator ring.
We hope this information is both interesting and instructive for you.
Nexus Magazine Vol. 18 No. 2
Duncan Roads has published a great new article on Gridpoint Atlas 4.0 in the latest issue of Nexus Magazine. The article is written by us, Bruce Cathie and Rod Maupin, and it goes into detail how the Gridpoint Atlas 4.0 software works by itself, and in combination with Google Earth.
Check out this great article in Nexus Magazine!
The new version of Gridpoint Atlas that works with Google Earth has just been released.
Gridpoint Atlas 4.0 now creates Google Earth-compatible files. You can create a map and overlay the World Grid in Gridpoint Atlas, then view that overlay in Google Earth. For the first time, you will be able to view the World Grid overlaid onto the worldwide satellite imagery of Google Earth.
Whether you call it the World Grid, the Earth grid, the energy grid, the planetary grid, or simply just ley lines, this software plots the grid discovered by Bruce Cathie.
You can now see how all of the world’s ancient sites are related to the grid. Did the ancients know about the grid? Plot it and see.
Order Gridpoint Atlas today!
In a few days, Gridpoint Atlas 4.0 will be released.
Gridpoint Atlas has been updated to work with Google Earth. You can now overlay the World Grid in the Gridpoint Atlas software, and then view that overlay in Google Earth. That’s because Gridpoint Atlas creates Google Earth-compatible KML files.
Here is a video showing how to overlay the World Grid upon any area of the world, and then view that overlay in Google Earth.
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