Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #162

October 29th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 33 comments

Contest #161 answer: Lago di Lei, Swiss/Italian border

In the Valle di Lei, an Italian uninhabited valley in the Alps, lies the Lago di Lei, where the Italians constructed a hydropower dam in the years 1957-1961.

valle-di-lei

In an Italian/Swiss exchange of territory in 1962-1963, just after the completion, the dam and power station was assigned to Switserland.

I could not find more information about the backgrounds of this border rearrangement, so if anyone here can shine more light on this matter, please feel free to do so in the comments.

Right answers from:

  • Michael T
  • Alin
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Paul Franson
  • Chris Nason
  • hhgygy
  • Stephen Hope
  • Taliesin
  • David Kozina

-Hint-

  • Andy McConnell
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • blacbronco
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • lardarz
  • Carvas, Portugal
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Javier Abadia

October 29th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #161 hint

Things are getting interesting when you enable the ‘borders’ layer

October 27th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #161

October 22nd, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #160 answer: San José Mine, Copiapó, Chile

Again we looked at a current event: the miraculous rescue of the 33 miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in the San José Mine near Copiapó, Chile.

san_jose_miners

I think half the world witnessed the drilling and rescue operations, which saved the lives of these 33 miners.

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Those who were hoisted into the daylight:

  • hhgygy
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Taliesin
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Dennis S.
  • Paul Franson
  • lardarz
  • Willem
  • ACG
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • James Craven
  • Michael T
  • Sarah G
  • ewen
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Michael Kennedy
  • David Kozina
  • Javier Abadia
  • Andy McConnell
  • Josh Muehe
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Max_Power
  • John Honeywell

-Hint-

  • LawnBoy
  • Ben
  • Chris Nason
  • Dan Watson
  • Carvas, Portugal
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Camargo, California
  • Marlowe D
  • Andy M, USA
  • Sanghoon Han
  • alyca
  • ELROBER

This ends the current series, were we experimented with the new ‘Hint’ system. And your reactions are unanimous: We are keeping the hint system as it is now.

This series had a clear winner: hhgygy with 19 points. Congratulations Horváth!

October 22nd, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #160 hint

69 days in the dark

October 20th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #160

October 15th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 31 comments

Do you like the new ‘Hint system’?

This series is almost coming to an end, so the question here is: How do you rate the new ‘Hint system’, officially introduced with Contest # 152. Should we keep it this way or not?

Please give your opinion in the comments of this post.

Thanks.

Karel

October 15th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #159 answer: Alumina waste disaster, Ajka, Hungary

This one was hardly to be missed: This is the waste storage of the Timföldgyár Alumina plant in Ajka, Hungary that broke loose.

ajka_burst

As a result the nearby towns of Kolontár and Devecser were flooded with a red toxic mud.

kolontar

devecser

Nasa Earth Observatory has some recent satellite pictures on the site that show the extent of the spill.

A lot of good answers from:

  • hhgygy
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Taliesin
  • Stephen Hope
  • Dennis S.
  • LawnBoy
  • Paul Franson
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • Javier Abadia
  • lardarz
  • Carvas, Portugal
  • Sarah G
  • David Kozina
  • Marlowe D
  • ACG
  • Neil
  • Willem
  • Andy McConnell
  • Andy M, USA
  • alyca
  • 009_009
  • ewen
  • Sanghoon Han
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Camargo, California
  • Max_Power

-Hint-

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Michael T
  • Andy Geoghegan
  • Josh Muehe

October 15th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #159 hint

Now it is red all over the place.

October 13th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments