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Research into locations is one of the most rewarding yet time consuming parts of Urban exploration.

Its easy to to sit back and tourist up the same old named location we see over and over again on forums

Don’t get me wrong many are well worth seeing as the way different people capture the locations can be so very different and enjoyable.

Also some are quite unique and rare others have fallen off the radar for a variety of reasons

But as a whole sploring is a contribution based system in which we all play a part in or we end up with a complete un balance and then end up hearing the words tourist or the Pez classic Wombles / Wombling banded around lol

Which is never good or wanted as crates ill feeling?

To that end I decided to just post up a few sites that can assist in finding new or forgotten locations that might help

Location scouting

http://location-collective.co.uk/index.html

Wreck of the week

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3 ... =HAQHpVbdR

Find Government Property

https://www.gov.uk/find-government-property

So many more out there just a case of taking the time and effort :thumb

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Bing maps is brilliant

http://www.bing.com/maps/

The OS overlay works a treat and there is a quick flick to the birdseye view to actually see the site

Yep agreed as fick between the two as surprising whats not there anymore depending on age of image s :thumb

I use it for following streams and rivers then having a look at the outfall

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Cool just tiered of people moaning about research and some early day steers wouldnt hurt

I know you cant carry everyone so maybe il put some bits together and hope it can help in some productive things

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that goverment property for sale is a belter ! thanks :thumb:thumb

Cheers bud just think its about time we started being a bit more productive but together.

Many hands make light work :thumb

Will post a more comprehesive list on the main ones I use & hope it helps some.

Most want nothing more than to shout hey some thing new on the block

so if together we can help each other it puts more in the pond for those that care and share :cool2:

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Cool just tiered of people moaning about research and some early day steers wouldnt hurt

I know you cant carry everyone so maybe il put some bits together and hope it can help in some productive things

I really do think that it doesn't hurt to help people out in their early days, like a little "Leg up"

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