> When looking up Hadf on
> http://www.maplandia.com/oman/al-batnah/shinas/hadf/ , I moved up
> northeast on the map to Khawr Fakkan to see the Madha enclave. Quite
> shocking: the border lines shown there by Google are far removed from
> the border reality. The whole town of Madha is actually shown as
> being --outside-- the Omani enclave, including the airport (the
> airstrip can bee seen nicely when you zoom in, and it ends just at
> the border!). Of course all Madha town should be inside the enclave!
The only thing that Google should be relied upon in terms of border seeking
is a good laugh. The nature of such a thing can't really be relied upon for
100% accuracy (but it does a pretty good job for rough accuracy, especially
if you aren't zoomed in tight). Best sources if you really want to find out
exactly where a border is is what we all know: government topo maps and of
course good old fashioned border hunting in the field.