1) What are your essential functions in relation to your website?

Answer: I have a god-given talent for determining if details in the landscape are random or are the results of human intervention. For example, I'm able to read the treetops from a high altitude and, to a limited degree, figure out what's beneath. I can locate lost and forgotten buildings, farms, cities, and more. I also read about rock surfaces, plowed fields, and desert surfaces, like sand and snow. When I see something that catches my interest, and if I have the time, I'll try to figure out where it might fit in history just for my own edification. Please remember that I am not doing scientific studies on what I find. All I'm trying to do is explorediscover, and document the GPS locations. Because I want to be the most prolific explorer I can be. Other people will do the science. This website is a public repository of my best work for everyone to enjoy. It takes a lot of time to explore and discover, so much so that I have little time to write a short description of what I've found!

1) Why did you start this website?

Answer: When my hobby of searching Google Earth evolved into a large database of pictures and GPS coordinates, I built this website to show others the interesting sites I've found. 

2) What are your qualifications? Are you an archaeologist?

Answer: No, I am an amateur. I learned the hard way through years of experience. I search images for anything I feel is important. I am not restricted to any subject, institution, or employer; my opinions on this website are wholly my own.

3) Did you take the pictures?

Answer: No, the pictures were taken by satellites and high-flying passenger jets. My pictures are copies of tiny areas of those huge satellite photos.

4) Why are some of your pictures still fuzzy after post-processing?

Answer: Google Earth's image resolution varies from completely black to surprisingly high definition; I'm limited to the best image I can download from Google Earth and small improvements by post-processing. 

5) Are the images altered with photo editing software?

Answer: Yes, most pictures are post-processed to help increase details that are already in the image but hidden due to being in shadows, bright areas, lack of sharpness, etc., the list goes on.