Miami Geo Quiz #15: Columns of Remembrance

How well do you know the spaces and places constituting greater metropolitan Miami?

Miami Geo Quiz #15: Check out the two images below.

Answer the following questions: (1) Where — be as specific as possible; some latitude/longitude coordinates or very specific directions to the site would be best — can one find these columns of remembrance in Miami-Dade County? (2) For what event / why were these columns built?

Miami Geo Quiz #15: Columns of Remembrance -- Photo A. Source: Matthew Toro. September 25, 2014.

Miami Geo Quiz #15: Columns of Remembrance — Photo A. Source: Matthew Toro. September 25, 2014.

Miami Geo Quiz #15: Columns of Remembrance -- Photo B. Source: Matthew Toro. September 25, 2014.

Miami Geo Quiz #15: Columns of Remembrance — Photo B. Source: Matthew Toro. September 25, 2014.

Good luck, Miami.

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6 responses to “Miami Geo Quiz #15: Columns of Remembrance

  1. Right on, Kelly! I think ValueJet 592 went down on that date, May 11, in 1996, though.

    Nice job! Be on the look-out for the next Miami Geo Quiz soon!

  2. in 1992, Valujet 592 crashed into the Everglades, May 11. That is the memorial built to honor the 110 dead.

  3. Awesome . . . but strange.

    Your second set of coords. (25°45’42.5″N 80°40’19.3″W) are spot on for Google Maps, but still a bit off for Google Earth.

    This is what I’ve got for Google Earth: 25°45’42.50″N 80°40’19.34″W.

    Interestingly, I think Google Maps automatically assumes what real-world landmark users are attempting to look at and rounds the coordinates to the nearest second (the last number in the lat./long. combination).

    Google Earth seems to be a bit more precise: 80°40’19.34″W longitude versus Google Map’s 80°40’19.3_″W longitude.

    You’ve just taught me a valuable Google mapping lesson, Stopt Hebus! Thank you!

    Anybody want to take a stab at what this location is all about / why it exists? For a second time in a row, Stopt is graciously leaving it open so others can have a chance too . . .

  4. Point taken: pretty silly precision and then wrong at that. I mistakenly used the center coordinates of the google map instead of the location of the whatever-it-is. Better: 25°45’42.5″N 80°40’19.3″W.

  5. Hi Stopt Hebus!

    Your coords. are a bit off, considering the rather high precision (number of decimals) in your decimal degrees, but you’re definitely in the right vicinity. I’m curious: What is the source of your coordinates?

    How about the second question? Want to say anything about how that site came to be?

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