Today I thought of starting a series of posts related to geography and travel (hobbies of mine that I simply don’t have enought time to actually leverage).
The (simple) idea is to randomly choose a latitude and longitude on Earth (evenly distributed on the Earth’s surface, and truly random), repeat that until we reached a point that is not on the sea or in a no settlement area (I will check about 10 miles around the point), and then look for the nearest settlement (city, town, or village) at that point, find things on the Internet regarding that place and share the information here.
My goal is to make me and you aware of places on Earth that we probably haven’t heared about and wouldn’t hear otherwise (you know how travel agenecies are, they know everything about popular destinations but nothing about any other more aventurist destination).
To get to the results I use a small C# program that I’ve wrote to generate random points evenly distributed on the Earth surface and to start Maps.Live.com on each point generated.
- Nunatarsuak, Greenland
- Oji, Nigeria
- Pafúri, Mozambique
- Nizhniy Izyak, Bashkortostan, Russia
- Zhaslyk, Uzbekistan
- Umm Ḩasan, Sudan
- Taz, Perm, Russia
- Surat, Queensland, Australia
- Tarhaouhaout, Algeria
- Manoa, Rondônia, Brazil
- Umm al Ḩamām, Libya
- Yasaka, Kyōto, Japan
- Ungalik, Nome, Alaska, United States
- Loxton, Northern Cape, South Africa
- Uspenskiy, Saratov, Russia
- (To be continued)