Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #153

Just a reminder: you can click on the image for a larger version and next Wednesday a hint will be published.

You will earn an extra point if you submit the answer before the hint is up.

August 27th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 16 comments

Contest #152 answer: Oradour-sur-Glane, France

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane was destroyed by a German Waffen-SS company on June 10, 1944. Nearly all the inhabitants, 642 men, women and children were killed for no apparent reason. The remains of the village were preserved as a memorial and the new village was built at the northwest of this site.

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Correct answers from

  • José Diaz
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Paul Franson
  • Doc Will
  • ewen
  • Taliesin
  • Neil
  • hhgygy
  • Smeulders, B.

—Hint—

  • Andy M, USA
  • bigbluealien
  • David Kozina
  • Sanghoon Han
  • Steve Jaycocks

August 27th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #152 Hint

Unchanged since 1944…

August 25th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #152

Is this one too hard? Next Wednesday a hint will be published.

August 20th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Poll results

Thanks to all who gave their opinion in the poll.

There were 17 entries made, 16 of them in favour and one ‘No’. Unfortunately the ‘No’ had no comments, so I don’t know the reasoning behind it. It could be very valid, but it was not given.

But based on the results, it might be worth experimenting with the ‘Wednesday hint’, so let’s try it out in the next contests. My ideas, based on your reactions, are as follows:

  • The next contests (except the obvious easy ones) will get a ‘Wednesday hint’.
  • The hint will be published on Wednesday 0:00 GMT (UTC)
  • Correct answers submitted before the hint, will get 1 bonus point.
  • In some contests there will be an extra challenge which will give you an additional point (the former ‘+’)

Please feel free to comment.

August 20th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #151 answer: Yellow River delta, China

This is the point where the Yellow River (or Huang He/Hwang Ho) enters the Bohai Sea.

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As the Yellow river is the most sedimented river on earth, the delta is an ever changing piece of wetlands. The Earth Observatory site of Nasa has an interesting set of pictures of the changes in the last 20 years.

Correct answers from:

  • Milosh, Serbia +
  • hhgygy
  • Taliesin
  • David Kozina
  • Neil
  • José Diaz
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Andy M, USA

Milosh, Serbia found it before  the hint was out.

August 20th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

WhereOnGoogleEarth Poll

I got some responses about the hint I gave and there are some ‘WOGE hunters’ who think this is a good idea for the future contests.

So I would like to know what you think about the following.

Each Friday a new contest is published and a few days later (Wednesday at 0:00 UTC) there will be a hint, either visual or textual. If you get the answer before the hint is published, you’ll earn an additional point.
So two points if you submit your answer before wednesday 0:00 UTC, if you submit your answer after the hint is published, you’ll get one point.

I would like to know what you think of this idea. Should I introduce the half-week hint?
Please let me know by filling in this form.

You can also leave a comment either in the form or in the comments section of this post.

Thanks,

Karel

August 18th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #151 hint

I wanted to start this new series not too easy, but I realize I might have overdone that.

So here it is again but now a bit zoomed out.

151a

August 17th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #151

August 13th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #150 answer: Canal Ring, Amsterdam

This weeks contest was to celebrate that last week the Amsterdam Canal Ring Area was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The canal rings were constructed at the 16th and 17th century.

The particular area on which the contest was zoomed in, is known as De Gouden Bocht (The Golden Bend) and is one of the most prestigious parts of the area.

gouden-bocht

A lot of good answers and a lot of plusses for those who knew the nickname.

  • hhgygy +
  • Pascal Gilbraith +
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Dennis S.
  • Ben
  • Natalie Stockard
  • David Kozina +
  • KD
  • Dylan Baker
  • Michael Kennedy
  • ACG
  • Meladi
  • Kate +
  • BroderUlf +
  • David S +
  • Paul Franson +
  • charlie my boy
  • Ivar Bonsaksen +
  • Andy M, USA +
  • Blue Marble Safari (Nick) +
  • John Honeywell +
  • Sanghoon Han +
  • lardarz
  • Sarah G +
  • alyca +
  • Max_Power
  • Andy Murdock
  • Michael T +
  • Willem
  • Neil +
  • ej +
  • Taliesin +

And at the end of this series, both Taliesin and Milosh from Serbia scored 10/10, but Taliesin beat Milosh on the plusses. Cheers!

August 13th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments