Where On Google Earth?

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Contest #97

Contest #97 in the countdown to 100, find clues at www.everything-everywhere.com

May 28th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #96 Answer: Wadi Rum, Jordan

This “elevated valley”, is known as Wadi Rum and is the filming site for one of Gary’s favorite movies, Lawerence of Arabia.   It is also a filming location for the movie “Red Planet“, one look around and you can see why.

Gary spent the night here in a 21st century Bedouin Camp, and enjoyed viewing the stars and walking in the footsteps of some stars.

Crossing the line in the sand with the correct answer:

  • Peter
  • Ian Fitzgerald
  • Petko
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Karel
  • Max_Power
  • ej
  • Jim Vail
  • David S
  • Dean G
  • Richard
  • Elise Kert
  • Andy McConnell
  • Dennis S

May 28th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #96

Contest #96 in the countdown to 100, find clues at www.everything-everywhere.com

May 20th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #95 Answer: Acropolis of Athens, Greece

Rising above the modern-day city of Athens, is the best known acropolis in the world, the Acropolis of Athens.   This one should be fresh on everyone’s mind, considering Gary just visited Athens on his way to Italy.  Check out his whirl wind layover at the Acropolis.

A new record number of Correct Answers, this one was pretty easy!

  • Lance Finney
  • David Vondracek
  • Julian
  • Suzanne Offner
  • Chris (Amateur Traveler)
  • Gerald
  • Mark Adams
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Karel
  • Andy McConnell
  • Ashley K
  • Petko
  • Magnus
  • Marcia
  • ej
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Nick
  • Rob
  • Kate
  • Max_Power
  • Jim Vail
  • BroderUlf
  • Sarah G
  • Dean
  • Richard
  • Ben
  • ACG
  • Jason Hussong
  • Alex Berger
  • Michael (MajorHavoc)

May 20th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #95

Contest #95 in the countdown to 100, find clues at www.everything-everywhere.com

May 12th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 30 comments

Contest #94 Answer: Tonlé Sap, Cambodia

Tonlé Sap is the Great Lake of Cambodia, designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997.  This unique river-lake is home of many Cambodians who live in floating villages, and in once such village, Gary provided the entire school with notebooks and pencils.

**Gary’s Note** Tonle Sap is really amazing. It is literally the pulsing heart of Cambodia.  Every year it rises and falls with the flooding of the Mekong River. It can rise over 12m a year. On the lake there are floating villages which move with the river. I actually visited Tonle Sap twice during my stay in Cambodia. Once I visited some of the villages and the second time I traveled from Sieam Reap to Phonm Penh.

Those who managed to float some correct answers:

  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Karel
  • Max_Power
  • ej
  • Dean G
  • Richard
  • Petko

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

Where on Google Earth is this?

We interrupt the normal count down to #100 series Today, for a special post from long time Where on Google Earth Fan, Jamie from Cartophilia.com who asked about this image from a recent post at Techcrunch.

Any Ideas Google Earth guru’s ?

May 9th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Where On Google Earth News

A few Reminders for everyone, and notes for anyone who is new to Where on Google Earth:

First, Welcome to the home of the Online Geography Game.  There are no prizes, other than bragging rights, so be sure to challenge your Family and Friends, it’s good wholesome fun.

We strongly recommend downloading the latest version of Google Earth, it is the best way to explore the world from your computer, and it is also helpful for finding and verifying your answers/guess for each contest.

Every ten contest, the Person with the most correct answers for that series will be given an opportunity to pick the images for the next series.   Former winner Milosh successfully answered all ten of the last series, So the runner up Max_Power will  be given the opportunity to choose the next series after the countdown to contest #100 series.   You can keep track of the current leader board on the right side of the page, and you can view previous winners by visiting the Past Winners Page.  A correct answer will get you on the leader board, but guesses and comments are always welcome and entertaining.

You can also download a custom KMZ file which will show the locations of all the Previous Contest, this will be updated after each contest.

A contest will be posted every 4-5 days, occasionally Hints will be offered as well, so be sure to get your answers in as quickly as you can.

Finally, a plug for Gary Arndt who is currently traveling the World, you can check out his adventure here, or follow him on twitter.

May 7th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments