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ok, working out my square mile was waaaay easier in Google Earth. My… - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
if I had to explain, you wouldn't understand
ok, working out my square mile was waaaay easier in Google Earth.

My work one seems HUGE compared with my home square mile, but it just contains tons more streets.

Home, however, contains Sandal Castle, some of Pugney's reservoir, part of Manygates Park (containing a memorial to Richard of York and the Battle of Wakefield. You can see remains of the strip farming system in the park too.

on the northern edge you *just* get Sandal & Agbrigg station in. Hoorah!

work-wise, we go from the Parkinson Steps in the NW corner, Whitehall Road and the new-ish building and bridge over the Aire in the SW, across to Crown Point bridge and the Etap hotel in the SE (taking in the Calls and Bottega (espresso, hurrah!), up past the West Yorkshire Playhouse (the line goes up in front of Quarry House) up to Sheepscar Interchange in the NE corner.

Lots to do and see!
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magda_vogelsang From: magda_vogelsang Date: April 5th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC) (linky)
I've got mostly houses in mine.
Also 2 small parks, one elementary school, and the City recycling center.

Far more near work, including the entire Medical complex, a couple parks, numerous university buildings including 2 theaters/auditoriums, and lots of shops and restaurants further toward central campus.
astillac From: astillac Date: April 5th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC) (linky)
How did you do it in Google Maps? I'm kinda curious what my square mile is.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: April 5th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC) (linky)
tried in Google maps, but it turned into a Faff of Epic Proportions.

google earth is easier as you can use the ruler - click on where your house is and go west 0.5 miles. That gives you the west edge. You can stretch the original point eastwards so the line is now a mile long. Repeat for North/south, then draw in the horizontal/vertical boundaries.

Well, it makes sense in my head. :-)
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 8th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC) (linky)

NATO takes over command of military operations in Libya

[b]NATO is taking over command of military operations in Libya from coalition forces, world media reported Sunday.[/b]

The UN Security Council imposed the no-fly zone over Libya on March 17, along with ordering "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi's attacks on rebel-held towns.

The 28 NATO ambassadors met on Sunday to decide on further military plans in Libya.

The United States transfers command for a no-fly zone over Libya to NATO, while coalition forces will continue to protect civilian population from attacks by Gaddafi forces.

The military operation in Libya, codenamed Odyssey Dawn, has been conducted so far jointly by 13 states, including the United States, Britain and France.

NATO members decided on Thursday to assume responsibility for the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya, but could not agree on taking full command of all military operations in the country.

Meanwhile, leaders of the 27 European Union states on Thursday issued a statement saying the EU stood ready to assist in building a new Libya "in cooperation with the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and others."

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)

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