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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Dot Lake Village.

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Dot Lake Village:
    • 63.650833, -144.043889
    • 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 Dot Lake Village
       
  • 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
       

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dot Lake Village ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

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    • Dot Lake

      • Dot Lake lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Dot Lake Village
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dot Lake
    • Dry Creek

      • Dry Creek lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Dot Lake Village
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dry Creek

How Far From Dot Lake Village to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Dot Lake Village to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 489 miles [787 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Dot Lake Village to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 28 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 20 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,159 miles [5,083.9 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 124 days and walking would take 180 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,839 miles [9,397 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<4>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,550 miles [10,541.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,027 miles [8,090.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dot Lake Village. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dot Lake Village) 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 Dot Lake Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dot Lake Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dot Lake Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.6508, Longitude: -144.0439     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dot Lake Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<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 Dot Lake Village to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 359.385 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 3.615 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 341.899 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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