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I'm sure many of you can relate to the, "you're a cartographer, you must know where (blank) is". Well I thought I could find anything...but not this town. :huh:

Washki, Pakistan
// an airfield nearby is called Shamsi (also can not find)

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Josh,

You should tell us more about where you have already looked, which if any gazeteers you have consulted, and if any map librarians have helped you...surely someone here will be able to help you but if not, I suggest visiting your local college map library.

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I found this doing a google search. This may get us a little closer.

Globalsecurity.org website

The small Shamsi airstrip is located near the bleak town of Washki in southwestern Pakistan, near the convergence of the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.


found this also:

Shamsi, in use as a Marine forward operating base, is smaller and in an even
more remote part of Baluchistan, near Washki, about fifty miles south of Dalbandin.


Baluchistan is a provice in Pakistan.
From World Gazetteer

Dālbandin
geo-coordinates in degrees (decimal)
28.88°N
64.44°E


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Josh,

You should tell us more about where you have already looked,  which if any gazeteers you have consulted, and if any map librarians have helped you...surely someone here will be able to help you but if not, I suggest visiting your local college map library.

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I guess it would be helpful to tell people where I've looked. Google search and one of my favorite sites:
http://www.fallingrain.com/world/PK/
....which usually has every town imaginable. I've come across a few articles too about a US helocopter crashing nearby but none that give the actual Lat/Long. I am now just tying to find it because i can't.

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it is not in the NIMA GNS:
http://gnswww.nga.mi...s/GNS/index.jsp

There is a Shamsi there, but it is in Northern Pakistan. This might be an issue with the spelling and writing (how it is transcribed).
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it is not in the NIMA GNS:
http://gnswww.nga.mi...s/GNS/index.jsp

There is a Shamsi there, but it is in Northern Pakistan. This might be an issue with the spelling and writing (how it is transcribed).

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I'm guessing that is a town and the airbase is named the same but located somewhere else. At this point I think either it is so small to have anyone agree, or it's a translation issue. Thanks!

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Attached File  Washuk.jpg   156.49KB   147 downloads

Dalbandin was easy to find. Washki I did not see but there is something similar (although it is more like a 120km) south, called Washuk.

This is from the Atlas Universal (compiled from Russian data sources primarily) by the Institut Cartographic de Catalunya at 1:4M

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i don't know if this will help you but i found Shamsi in Google Earth and was hoping to look for areas of general bleakness in the vicinity, but alas the photo just wasn't good enough to tell bleak from chipper.
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