Guyana Then And Now

October 23, 2011

Mackenzie – High Def Satellite Image

Filed under: guyana,Technology,Uncategorized — Pirai @ 9:06 pm
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Microsoft has finally caught up to and passed Google with their mapping imagery. At least as far as Mackenzie, Wismar and Christianberg are concerned.

Click picture to go to Microsoft's "Flashearth" and high definition

To use the map, first click on the picture above (if you right click you have the option of opening in a new tab or window), brief pause while your browser opens the map page, the fun now begins… first left click anywhere on the map, then you can move by dragging and zoom with the mouse wheel.

Have fun looking into everyone’s backyard.

Probably for the first time you can see the Bauxite mines.

I can see the spot at Kara Kara creek where we used to do some serious playing as kids.

I never knew there were lakes behind Christianberg, makes me wonder if they are new.

20 points to the first person that can identify Dorabeci Lake.

Mackenzie area available in high def

This is the area available in high def, click to go to "Flashearth"



  1. Interesting to see Linden, especially the large railway sidings, but don’t see a clear rail connection to the east. The question arises, are they still in use, or is rail transport now replaced by large trucks ? Also noted the new bridge across the river, but hard to see whether it has an opening span. Is there any river traffic these days ? Best wishes to all Guyana enthusiasts.

    Comment by mike knowles in bath uk — October 24, 2011 @ 8:34 am | Reply

    • Mike, The bridge doesn’t open as there really isn’t any need as just upstream there are a set of rocks that prevents large ships from passing. Suspect the rail is not longer in use, replaced by trucks, suspect operating a railway was just too complicated.

      Comment by Admin — December 22, 2012 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

      • Having spent a few hours in Linden in October, I can confirm that rail transport is not being used. Old locomotive and railcars still left in place to rust in full view. Rumour has it that they are trucking in whatever ore they are still mining. Rumour also has it that they are trying to dispose of the equipment not being used. Have no idea what has become of the wheel excavator (s) and draglines nor where the mines are. There was a vessel at the dock. Have no idea how the vessels turn around nor where the ore goes. Also have no idea who is in charge there. Compared to what it was, the place is in a shambles. I had to see for myself to believe. Many tears shed. The Grimshaws can attest to this as well, although since their visit, there has been “civic unrest” and the office building is no more. No respect for anything these days. The tour operator’s itinerary listed Watooka House as being in Wismar. When I mentioned the error, I was told by one staff member that she didn’t know anything about this. Sigh.

        Comment by Pat Hunte-Cusack — December 23, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  2. Unrecognizable to me.

    Comment by Pat Hunte-Cusack — October 24, 2011 @ 12:05 pm | Reply

    • To help Pat Hunte-Cusack : I clicked on the image to enter the interactive mode, then increased magnification and zoomed in on the slanting road-bridge across the river. The freight yards are to the east (right) with visible sidings and rail wagons. BW. MK

      Comment by mike knowles in bath uk — October 24, 2011 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

      • Thanks, Mike. I’ll try that!

        Comment by Pat Hunte-Cusack — October 24, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

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