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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Greenshields.

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How Far From Greenshields to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Greenshields to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Greenshields to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Greenshields to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,645 miles [2,647.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,241 miles [10,043.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,070 miles [8,159.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Greenshields ...

While the name Greenshields is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Quebec

Our profile page for Greenshields   [Map]
Distance: About 1,788 miles [2,877.5 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Greenshields. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greenshields) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Greenshields. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greenshields

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenshields. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.7833, Longitude: -110.7667     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Greenshields to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 331.618 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.194 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.486 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greenshields.



 
 
 

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