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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Ambler, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ambler and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Ambler:
    • 67.086718, -157.858174
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ambler
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Ambler ...

We have found six communities that share the name Ambler.

Within Alaska, the name Ambler is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Tulare County
      • This Ambler is located in Tulare County and lies 2,606 miles [4,194 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambler
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Ambler.
    • Indiana
      • LaPorte County
      • This Ambler is located in LaPorte County and lies 3,106 miles [4,998.6 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambler
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaPorte County community of Ambler.
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Ambler [Belmont County].
    • Oregon
      • Union County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Ambler [Union County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ambler is located in Montgomery County and lies 3,507 miles [5,644 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambler
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ambler.
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Ambler [Pickens County].

How Far From Ambler 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 city such as Ambler to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Ambler and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 948 miles [1,525.7 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Ambler to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 54 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 37 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,534 miles [5,687.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 138 days and walking would take 201 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,567 miles [8,959.2 km] and it lies to the north (N).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,249 miles [10,056.8 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,886 miles [7,863.3 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ambler. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ambler. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ambler

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ambler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 67.0867, Longitude: -157.8582    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Ambler could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>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 Ambler to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 11.255 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 16.427 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 352.377 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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