Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #166

November 26th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #165 answer: Stralsund, Germany

The Hansestadt Stralsund lies in Northern Germany, in the former DDR, near the Baltic Sea and was one of the oldest members of the Hanseatic League.

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The Church, visible in the contest, is the Marienkirche (St. Mary’s Church) which was at some time the world’s tallest building.

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Stralsund is the political home of Angela Merkel, the current Chancellor of Germany.

The historic centre of Stralsund is together with Hansestadt Wismar on the UNESCO World heritage list.

Right answers this week from:

  • hhgygy
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Javier Abadia
  • David Kozina
  • Max_Power
  • Chris Nason

-Hint-

  • Andy McConnell
  • Andy M, USA
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • Sarah G
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • lardarz

November 26th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #165 hint

November 24th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #165

November 19th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #164 answer: Isla Calero, Costa Rica/Nicaragua border

The border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua was shown incorrectly on Google Earth and Google Maps, which was an excuse for a Nicaraguan military commander to order his troops into Costa Rican territory and replace the Costa Rican flag with the Nicaraguan flag.

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At least this is the story that hit the media. In fact, the exact borderline in this area is under dispute between the two countries ever since 1858, as you can read in this post on Ogle Earth blog.

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When I put up the contest, Google Earth showed the wrong borderline, which was corrected a few days later (just before the hint came up). You can see the differences in the ‘hint’ post of this contest.  However, Google Maps still shows the wrong border as I write this.

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Those who successfully invaded their neighbour country
  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason
  • lardarz
  • Javier Abadia
  • blacbronco
  • Andy McConnell
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • David Kozina
  • Paul Franson
  • zumsen
  • Malcolm
  • BilliardTraveler
  • Max_Power
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • Andy M, USA

-Hint-

  • LawnBoy
  • Gillian
  • Ben Bayer
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Sarah G
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Elrober
  • Stephen Hope
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Willem
  • Josh Muehe

November 19th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #164 hint

It’s all about the borders again

November 17th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #164

November 12th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 19 comments

Contest #163 answer: ‘City’ landsculpture, Garden Valley, Nevada

This is probably the largest landsculpture in the world: Michael Heizer‘s ‘City’ sculpture, Lincoln County, Nevada

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It is under construction since 1972 and closed to the public. However when it will be finished, public access will be possible. It is said that Heizer is not amused by Google Earth revealing its exact location, as it triggers trespassers to visit the site before completion.
The New York Times ran an interesting article about Michael Heizer in 2005.
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Those who helped in the construction:
  • lardarz
  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason
  • Andy McConnell
  • Max_Power

-Hint-

  • Andy M, USA
  • Exsanguinator
  • blacbronco
  • David Kozina
  • Javier Abadia
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • ACG
  • Willem
  • BroderUlf
  • Paul Franson

November 12th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #163 hint

The site I am after is at the crosshairs.

(it is not a town… )

November 10th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #163

November 5th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments