May 9, 2013

GeoGuessr.

"1. Look around the random Google Street View and try to figure out where you are. 2. Click the world map to guess!"

A great game... really teaches you how wrong you can be. (Note: You can zoom in on the map (and the street view).)

24 comments:

Lem said...

It's like waking up from an alcoholic binge/blackout without any of the social cost!

Sorun said...

"You can zoom in on the map."

So far I've been happy to get the correct continent. My first guess of arid Africa turned out to be in Australia.

mccullough said...

McDonald's is everywhere

Croppy Boy said...

Game finished!
You got 11056 points in total.

Lem said...

Last round points: 2254 Total points: 8178 Round: 5/5

This is fun.

I got Australia right twice... it helped to read the comments.

I mistook the middle of Canada for Alaska.

The worst was I thought I was in Israel when I was in Portugal.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Someone should sneak in some Mars Rover pictures.

edutcher said...

Got 9555 - missed the last round, thought North Africa/Southern France was Mexico.

Cost me about 2000 points.

But, yeah, interesting game.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Very cool. You could really spend some time on this. I feel like Dora the Explorer

Croppy Boy said...

Game finished!
You got 13589 points in total.

Getting boring….

Lem said...

I don't know how I compare but this cant be too bad.

Althouse college and blogger... I forget her name... world traveler ... should really be good at this.

Shanna said...

This is really fun.

The closest I got was the canadian coastline/nova scotia.

Paddy O said...

Very fun!

I got 11494 in my first go.

Of course, one of them I knew was Monterey, CA because I could see the Monterey Bay Aquarium sign. Which is one of the best aquariums in the world to visit.

All the others, I got the right continent, and all but one the right country (South American countries blend together for me, apparently)

MadisonMan said...

Sorun, I had the same error, but I was happy to get the exact right Latitude!

I mistook Ireland for New Zealand too.

Lem said...

One has an American flag... dead giveaway.

It helps to look around, but the look will only go so far.

Lem said...

I got my first intercontinental? miss.

I thought I was in Colombia when I was really in Botswana.

Indigo Red said...

Game finished!
You got 13622 points in total.

Indigo Red said...

Game finished!
You got 14677 points in total.

The "You Are Here" Tweed Shire, New South Wales map on the side of the road was a dead giveaway.

kcom said...

11441 best so far

exunavocetres said...

Another fun and similar game is Locatestreet -- a lot like GeoGuessr, but with the ability to see only Street View images in selected areas.

Irene said...

Great fun! We guessed Iraq for one spot because it looked like the entrance to an airport built by Saddam.

It was Detroit.

wyo sis said...

I got Rock Springs Wyoming.

netmarcos said...
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netmarcos said...

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C Stanley said...

Lots of fun thinga you can do with streetviews.

My favorite recent pastime with it has been tied to a new obsession with genealogy....loking at all of the Polish towns of my ancestors.

I also played a "paint this scene" game on an art blog a while back, where a random streetview was chosen for a daily painting.