Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #149

July 30th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comments

Contest #148 answer: Gebel Kamil Crater, Egypt

The Gebel Kamil Crater is one of the most recent impact craters found on Earth (about 5000 years old). It was first discovered by scientists of the university of Sienna (Italy) who were scanning Google Earth at a low orbit and confirmed by expeditions in 2009 and this year. The crater is located at 22.018333, 26.0877

kamil_crater

The scientific paper was published on July 22, so I thought it might make a nice challenge before the news would hit the mainstream media, but news travels fast nowadays: only a few hours after I put up the contest, Wired ran an article about this crater and so did National Geographic. The meteorite who caused the crater is listed here.

Correct answers (a ‘+’ for those who came up with  the correct crater name)

  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • hhgygy +
  • Taliesin +
  • Dennis S. +
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Skip +
  • David S +
  • Andy Murdock +
  • Exsanguinator
  • David Kozina
  • Sarah G +
  • Paul Franson +
  • Graham Foxall
  • Ben Bayer
  • Willem
  • Andy M, USA +
  • BroderUlf +

July 30th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #148

Nothing to see here, you might think. Unless you zoom in on the centre and this appears:

148_centre

July 23rd, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 20 comments

Contest #147 answer: Shanghai, China

This weeks contest was focussed on Shanghai, China. We were hovering above the new Pudong district with the distinct Oriental Pearl Tower clearly visible.

shanghai-pudong

The little ‘green blob’ is the location of an all glass cylinder which is the entrance to the recently opened Apple Store.

pudong_apple

A lot of good answers this week (the + indicates a correct answer on the Apple Store question)

  • hhgygy +
  • D Hall +
  • Milosh, Serbia +
  • David Kozina
  • LawnBoy
  • Paul Franson +
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Sarah G +
  • ConnieL
  • lardarz
  • David S +
  • BroderUlf +
  • ACG
  • Exsanguinator
  • Ecahe
  • Andy Murdock +
  • John at Dreamwidth +
  • Andy M, USA +
  • Barbara E
  • Dennis S. +
  • Taliesin +
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Andy McConnell +
  • Steve Jaycocks +

July 23rd, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #147

For an extra challenge: can you name the little green blob in the centre of the picture?

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July 16th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 29 comments

Contest #146 answer: Soccer City, Johannesburg, SA

This stadium, Soccer City (‘Sokkerstad’ in Afrikaans), was the theatre of the FIFA World Cup 2010 final last Sunday, won by Spain.

soccer_city_johannesburg

The stadium was completed in 2009 and houses up to 88,500 supporters. It was upgraded from the former FNB stadium, which will be the name again after the 2010 final.

Those who won this final:

  • hhgygy
  • Taliesin
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • LawnBoy
  • Willem
  • Barbara E
  • KD
  • Malcolm
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • SuperXIX
  • Paul Franson
  • Jan Depczynski
  • David Kozina
  • Andy M, USA
  • ACG
  • John at Dreamwidth
  • Sarah G
  • Dennis S.
  • Exsanguinator
  • BroderUlf
  • David S
  • Michael T
  • Andy Murdock
  • Ian
  • D Hall
  • Anwyn

July 16th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #146

July 9th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 26 comments

Contest #145 answer: Nahalal, Israel

It was the first moshav in Israel (1921) and the layout was designed by Bauhaus architect Richard Kauffman: the city of Nahalal in Israel.

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This place has been submitted as an UNESCO World Heritage site, it is on the tentative list together with the Degania settlement.

The settlers this week:

  • hhgygy
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • BroderUlf
  • David Kozina
  • Neil
  • Taliesin

July 9th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #145

July 2nd, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #144 answer: Old City Centre, Bern, Switserland

This week we visited an UNESCO World Heritage site again: The Old City Centre of Bern, Switserland.

bern_map

Bern is the capital of Switzerland and was founded in the 12th century. A lot of structures from the 15th and 16th century are still present in the city centre.

bern-clock

Among the famous people who lived in Bern is Albert Einstein who formulated his relativity theory while living in Bern.

Those who did not get lost in the time-space continuum:

  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Murdock
  • hhgygy
  • Paul Franson
  • John at Dreamwidth
  • Falco
  • Taliesin
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Exsanguinator

July 2nd, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment