Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #31

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A brand new leader board starts with contest #31.

April 30th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #30 Answer

The answer to contest #30 is Brazil’s Congresso Nacional (National Congress) building. It was designed in the 1960s by Oscar Niemeyer. I have a feeling the Brazilian felt they would be the leaders in a future which had flying cards and jet packs and needed a building to reflect that. But as the saying goes, “Brazil is the country of the future….and always will be”.

  • Enrique s
  • Skip
  • Ben Bayer
  • David S
  • ACG
  • Brian T
  • Karel

National Congress Building - Brasilia - Brazil (by Luiz Castro)
Image by Luiz Castro

The National Congress of Brazil (by visionshare)
Image by Visionshare

April 30th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #30

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This is the last contest for this group of 10. The leaderboard resets after this one

April 26th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #29 Answer

The correct answer is…..Goa. The smallest state in India and the former Portuguese colony. Today is it best known for its endangered hippie population. The Goa hippies are one of the largest remaining on Earth.

Getting this one right

  • Che-Lyn
  • David S
  • Brian T
  • Ben Bayer
  • Skip
  • Karel
  • Peter L
  • ACG
  • Matt Manolides

Goa, the Paradise (by alessandro pucci)

Nude beach in Goa, India. (by PhotoFusion)

April 26th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #29

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April 22nd, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #28 Answer

This one was definitely a bit harder. Not nearly as many people got this one. The answer is Hornos Island, aka Cape Horn, the southern most point of the Americas. I’m not a sailor, but from everything I’ve ever read, rounding the cape was always an unpleasant experience. They have a great scene in Master and Commander where they round the cape.

Getting this one correct:

  • Matt Manolides
  • Karel
  • ACG
  • Skip
  • David S
  • Peter L

Cape Horn and Surrounding Sights (by mschutt)
Images by mschutt

Cape Horn and Surrounding Sights (by mschutt)

April 22nd, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #28

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Note: Good luck

April 18th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #27 Answer

The answer for contest #27 is the Gaza Strip. This contest wasn’t that hard, but I picked it for a reason. You can clearly see the outline of the Gaza Strip from the satellite image. The political border has become a very clear geographic border as seen from space. Expect more of these in the future 🙂

Also, if I screw up the leader board, let me know. All answers are available to to the public once the contest is done, so any errors I make can be verified.

Getting #27 correct:

  • Wendy N
  • Matt Manolides
  • Ron Schott
  • Chirs Christensen
  • Skip (from Austin)
  • Ben Bayer
  • David S
  • Karel
  • Josh Cheong
  • ACG
  • Brian T
  • Andy McAllister
  • Peter L
  • Stephen Hope
  • Enrique S
  • Nathan D

Israel/Gaza border (by maryatexitzero)
Image by maryatexitzero

April 17th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #27

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Note: Please use your full name, a last initial, or at least some sort of unique nickname when answering. We are getting people with the same first name and it is hard to keep track.

April 13th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 16 comments

Contest #26 Answer

Wow. People must stay up on current events. Contest #26 had the highest number of correct answers of any contest to date. The correct answer was the new Olympic Stadium in Beijing dubbed “the birds nest”. I don’t know the date of the image used in Google Earth, but I think the stadium is pretty much done now. I should be there sometime this summer.

  • Nathan D
  • Dave Land
  • Wayne
  • Linda Holland
  • LMG
  • Matt Manolides
  • David
  • Andy McAllister
  • Skip
  • Brian T
  • Wendy
  • Kal The Ameristani
  • Ben Bayer
  • ACG
  • Josh Cheong
  • Kevin
  • Chris Christensen
  • Stephen Hope
  • Karel

The Birds Nest (by Swamibu)
Image by Swamibu

<The Bird's Nest (by f u n k y  !)
Image by f u n k y

April 13th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments