Incorrect spelling in Pick Comp ??

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 23:23
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Not having a bitch or anything, but the Pick competition that I had a guess at was correct ,ie Pondana Ruins in SA. Seems as though it had to be spelt with double N, which from all of my reserch is incorrect spelling.
Can anyone confirm this?
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Reply By: Trevor M (SA) - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 23:28

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 23:28
It is spelt with a double N on the 250k Raster map I have for Oziexplorer

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Follow Up By: Trevor M (SA) - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 23:38

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 23:38
I may have actually jumped in a bit soon......

I was looking at Pondanna Outstation (double n) but I note that there is also a Pondana Dam (single n). The GPS co-ords given in the pick the place results look to be for the latter. The co-ords for Pondanna Station are 32 28.298S 135 27.406E

Its only for fun. I guess it has served it's purpose that I now know about 2 more locations in this big country!

Trev
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Follow Up By: JJ - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 23:56

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 23:56
...and the last pic was Ruby Gorge Nature Park OR Ruby Gap Nature Park as gazzetted on the maps! NOT Ruby Gap Gorge...who has ever known itas such?
Maybe a little checking is in order, or a few standard rules; otherwise a pic. could be submitted with a bogus title (or even one wrong word) & guessing could go on forever.
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Follow Up By: Member - TPM (SA) - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 00:22

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 00:22
This is happened before, some people got quite irate.

But its all in fun , and it does have to be the same spelling as posted. Correct or not. It all evens out in the end. Win some lose some.

If you win, something for free, if you dont win, nothing lost but some time.

There is always the choice not to play, I see it like some say tomatoe some say tomatoe.......... hhmmm doesnt quite work when you type it ! : )
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 05:47

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 05:47
Yes, unfortunately spelling is not a strong point with the creators of this website......LOLOLOL
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 07:19

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 07:19
the latest comp IS correct spelling just to let you know.....
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 09:35

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 09:35
so hows it spelt
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 10:29

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 10:29
What exactly are some of you lot whining about? "Maybe a little checking is in order"

Ruby Gap Gorge is an actual place, is recorded as the official name of the place in the picture and is marked on the 250K maps (and others) as such.
From Geoscience Australia Name Search
RUBY GAP GORGE
STATE: NT
CUSTODIAN: NT
FEATURE CODE: GORG (Valleys & Depressions)
STATUS: Official
LATITUDE: 23º 27' S [Decimal Degrees -23.450º]
LONGITUDE: 135º 00' E [Decimal Degrees 135.000º]
EASTING: 500000 [UTM zone 53, GDA 94]
NORTHING: 7407000
FEATURE NUMBER: NT18147
100K MAP No.: 5851

The actual gorge is in the Ruby Gap Nature Park as mentioned...but a picture of the park would of course cover a bigger area and would probably be best achieved from an aircraft. Have fun (and learn at the same time) - thats whats its all about
Happy easter
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Reply By: The Explorer - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 10:14

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 10:14
From GeoScience Australia Place Names Search
PONDANNA OUTSTATION SA HMSD (Built Structures) Official -32° 28' 135° 27' -
PONDANNA WATER SA SPRG (Bores,Tanks,Waterpoints) Official -32° 27' 135° 29'
PONDANA DAM SA DAM (Dams & Locks) Official -32° 19' 135° 50'
and in WA....
PONDANA WA HMSD (Built Structures) Official -31° 34' 125° 12' -

The actual ruins do not show up in the search and it could be argued that dont have an "official" name (according to Govt Name database search above anyway) but as mentioned are located close to the Pondana Dam. It does appear that from looking at the photo (the only actual info available to me) the ruins are spelt with two Ns. I can find no information to suggest this is wrong. Keep in mind that Pondana Dam while "official" may be spelt incorrectly also and should have two Ns??
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 11:47

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 11:47
Exactly Greg - We do research the places and compare it with our Places database (extracted results from Topo 250) and GA's places name and also the state based places name databases like GNR (Geographical Names Register).

Pondanna Ruins are 100% correct with two N's. If you open up the Place via the image in the comp (or here http://www.exploroz.com/Places/Show.asp?pwp=76178) - you will be taken to the ExplorOz Place name database and see the 9 images from Pondanna Ruins the image at the top says it all and is here for you reference:



Ruby Gap Gorge is the Topo 250 place name and also the GA place name - I cannot get it more correct than this. However I understand I lived in Alice Springs for several years and it was always called Ruby Gap - But the official Place name is Ruby Gap Gorge.

Yes we have in the past had some problems with the names but hey it is meant to be fun - I am the one that gives away the prizes, I spend the hours on the loading of data and validation - Hey I even make a mistake or two. But if you want me to stop wasting my time and giving you the comp then I will just save the effort and turn it off!
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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin H (WA) - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 16:30

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 16:30
Im with David on this, it is meant to be fun and i think that some people just take it all to seriously.
I worked in mining exploration for many years and there are many different ways of spelling different places and there are also many different names for places which made it hard at times to find the right spot but i didnt go to the geo's and say you have spelt it wrong and im not happy.

Maybe we need to build some bridges and get over the spelling thing.

Have a great easter
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 17:16

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 17:16
Dont take it down David its great fun and great to learn from.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 04:59

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 04:59
David saved me going to the trouble of loading up my photo of the sign which I sent him when I sent the pics in.

I've bitched about this in the past but I've come around to David's way of thinking. I also gave a commitment to take some pics specifically for the comp on my last trip.

The big surprise was that someone guessed the pic from Lake Gairdner in 2 guesses! In hindsight it would probably would have been guessed more wrongly if I'd loaded up a pic of one of the DLRA cars or bikes, seeing as how everyone I talked to before or after going kept referring to my trip to Lake Eyre!

Oh well.

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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 08:51

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 08:51
I was up there in 2004 and thought Lake Gardiner was worth a shot seeing the previous pic was just around the corner!
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