Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #114

November 27th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comments

Contest #113 answer: Arromanches, France

Lots of people got this one right: It was the main port for the invasion of Normandy in 1944: Port Winston.

Arromanches

Located at the shores of Arromanches the allied forces constructed a Mulberry Harbour for the supply of the troops which were set out to liberate occupied Europe from the Germans. The remains of the harbour are still out there and visible in google Earth.

Port Winston

Those who succesfully invaded this contest:

  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Max_Power
  • brian t
  • ej
  • Ivar Bonsaken
  • Michael T
  • Willem
  • David S.
  • Dennis S.
  • ACG
  • Ben Bayer

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

Contest #113

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November 20th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #112 answer: Ghost town of Kolmanskop

Once a diamond mining village, nowadays a ghost town in the Desert in Southern Namibia.

Kolmanskop is a popular tourist attraction and the town has been used as scenery for the film ‘The King is alive” There are lots of pictures to be found on Flikr

Those who survived the desert:

  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Max_Power
  • brian t
  • Dennis S.
  • ACG
  • ej

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

Updated .kmz file

Due to some permission errors in the previous kmz file, I had to recreate a new one. So if you’ll like to keep track of the previous WhereOnGoogleEarth locations you should replace your old file with this new one.

November 13th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #112

Next one is a little harder. I zoomed out a bit to make things easier, but you should name the location which is in the centre of the picture.

November 13th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #111 answer: Tenerife with Teide volcano

It is the highest mountain in Spain and the third largest volcano in the world: Mount Teide (Pico del Teide) on the Island of Tenerife in the Atlantic Ocean.

The volcano and its surroundings are on the National Heritage list of the UNESCO.

Due to the quality of the atmosphere there is a Telescope Observatory near the summit.

Some say that the next eruption could trigger a mega-tsunami which could threaten the East Coast of the USA, but according to others this is very unlikely.

Those who reached the summit in time:

  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Ivar Bonsaken
  • Michael T
  • Skip
  • Willem
  • David S.
  • Max_Power
  • brian t
  • ej

November 13th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #111

OK, to get things going again, we’ll start the next series with an easy one.

I will be aiming for weekly updates on a fixed day, which will be on Friday, the next few months. This will give you a predictable time frame for your searches and gives me a good opportunity to incorporate it in my weekly duties.

November 5th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comments

Contest #110 Answer: Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida

Covering more than 500 acres, this massive theme park, Animal Kingdom,  is designed completely around the conservation of animals.  It is home to over 1700 animals from 250 species, and at the center of the park is the “Tree of Life” which has a 3-D cinema underneath.   One of the new attractions is the Expedition Everest roller coaster – Whahoooo!

Those answering with a Thrill:

  • Cris Cusack
  • Karel
  • Dennis S.
  • David S.
  • Ivar Bonsaken
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • BroderUlf
  • Sarah G.
  • Munden
photo: Benjamin D. Esham

photo: Benjamin D. Esham

November 5th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

We’ll be back

I am glad to inform you that WOGE will be up and running again within a few days.

First of all a warm thanks to Skip, who has been running the contest the last year.

I will take over now and you can expect the next challenge later this week.

Stay tuned.

November 3rd, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments