Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #76

January 31st, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #75 Answer:Sua salt pan, Botswana

Another challenging contest submitted by Milosh, the answer was the Sua salt pan, specifically the Botswana Soda Ash and Salt processing area (BOTASH).  This area is part of the greater Makgadikgadi salt flat.  The BOTASH plant visible in the Image was opened in June of 1991 and is owned by the Botswana Government, AECI, Anglo American Corporation, and De Beers, along with some financial Investors.

Soda Ash is also known as Sodium Carbonate and is most commonly used in the Manufacturing of Glass.

Correct Answers:

  • Ewen
  • Michael T
  • Karel
  • Dean
  • Aaron Predeek

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January 31st, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #75

January 27th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #74 Answer: Punta del Faro, Sicily, Italy

Commonly referred to as Punta del Faro, but also known as the ancient Pelorus, This promontory of Sicily is the closest point to the Mainland of Italy at the Strait of Messina.  Visible in the Image is one of the protected historical monuments, Pylons of Messina.  Also visable is a small Lake (lago Torre Faro) with Canals that connect to the Sea, and to Lago Ganzirri.  These lakes are known for the best eels and cockles in Sicily.   Did most people find this one difficult?

Correct Answers:

  • Andy McConnell
  • ewen
  • Michael T
  • Willem
  • Karel

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January 27th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #74

January 22nd, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #73 Answer: Durrat Al Bahrain

Located in the Persian Gulf is the Small Kingdom of Bahrain, and another massive artificial island development project, Durrat Al Bahrain (aka Pearl of Bahrain).  Bahrain has one of the fastest growing and “Freest” economies in the Middle East.  Some estimates schedule the opening sometime in 2009 with completion in 2015, and eventually these islands will be home to some 60,000 people.

Those with a wealth of Correct Answers:

  • ACG
  • Andy McConnel
  • ej
  • Michael T
  • Dean
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Karel
  • Skip
  • ewen
  • eocene
  • pfly
  • petko
  • Lance Finney
  • Willem
  • Neil
  • Richard

photo courtesy:Imre Solt

January 22nd, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #73

January 17th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #72 Answer:Copenhagen, Denmark

Continually recognized as one of the most livable and environmentally friendly cities in the world, Copenhagen, Denmark was the Answer to Contest #72.  I apologize for spoiling the answer for a few early viewers.  If you were not lucky enough to see that, remember to let us know how long it took and some of the methods you might have used to find the answer.

Correct Answers:

  • Aaron Predeek
  • pfly
  • Andy McConnell
  • Dean
  • ej
  • petko
  • Lance Finney
  • ACG
  • Ewen
  • Karel
  • Michael T

January 17th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #72

January 12th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments

Contest #71 Answer: Battle Ground, NW end of Grand Cayman Island

In the Caribbean Sea, due south of Cuba is the small British territory of the Cayman Islands.

The North West end of the Grand Cayman Island, is home to the Town of Battle Ground and a little known place Called Hell, which is not much more than a few rock formations and a tourist trap Post Office.  The Cayman Islands are also known for thier Tax Haven, Sting Ray city, and thier Blue Iguanas.

Getting this one correct:

  • eocene
  • ACG
  • Andy McConnel
  • ej
  • Michael T
  • Dean
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Karel
  • Skip


January 12th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments