Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #192

May 27th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 17 comments

Contest #191 answer: Rikers Island Prison, New York, USA

It was shortly in the news last week as the temporary home of IMF boss Strauss-Kahn: this is New York City’s main jail complex on Rikers Island, near LaGuardia Airport.

It houses 14,000 inmates on average over 10 detention facilities.

Those who locked the doors:

  • mccrumplair
  • Dennis S.
  • hhgygy
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • oliv gab
  • Sarah G.
  • Chris Nason
  • steven simmons
  • Bill Close
  • ewen
  • goldenbear
  • Johns Carey
  • wahoo
  • Marlowe D
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • Axel

– hint-

  • Andy M, USA
  • Jean Scheller
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Michael T
  • Linda G
  • Andy McConnell
  • Lelie
  • José Miguel Diaz
  • blacbronco
  • David Kozina

May 27th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #191 hint

May 25th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comments

Contest #191

May 20th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 18 comments

Contest #190 answer: Flight BU771 crash, Tripoli Intl. Airport, Libya

On May 12th 2010, Afriqiyah Airways flight 771 crashed on the approach of runway 09 of Qaser Ben Ghashir International Airport at Tripoli, Libya.
The satellite picture was taken the day after, on May 13th.

There was only one survivor: a 9 year old Dutch boy. All other 103 passengers and crew were killed by the accident.

Those who came to the rescue:

  • mccrumplair
  • hhgygy
  • Lelie
  • Bill Close
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • José Miguel Diaz
  • Paul Franson
  • steve willis
  • Sasha Smith
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Sarah G.
  • Willem
  • ACG
  • zumsen
  • Neil
  • blacbronco
  • alyca
  • EJ
  • Elrober

-Hint-

  • LawnBoy
  • Andy M, USA
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Alex Tischer
  • Skip
  • Graham Foxall
  • steven simmons
  • Adam Macer
  • Dennis S.
  • Jean Scheller
  • Smeulders B.
  • Linda G

And this ends the current series, with both steve willis and hhgygy at the top with 18 points.

Congratulations!

May 20th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #190 hint

There was only one survivor

May 18th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #190

Important: Please click the picture to see the detail of this weeks subject.

May 13th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 25 comments

Contest #189 answer: Nuclear waste repository, Olkiluoto, Finland

Finland is currently building a nuclear waste repository, near the site of the nuclear power plant of Olkiluoto (seen at the west of the pin in the ‘hint’ picture)

This site is called Onkalo (‘hidden’ in Finnish) and is an underground storage facility which should last at least 100,000 years.
Construction is planned to run trough the year 2110 and there is a film made of the construction, called ‘Into Eternity’.

It was not easy this week (probably the hardest contest ever), no one found it without the hint.

Those who stored their waste in a safe place:

  • Paul Franson
  • mccrumplair
  • Michael T
  • Sasha Smith
  • Andy McConnell
  • steven simmons
  • Bill Close
  • hhgygy
  • Milosh, Serbia

May 13th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #189 hint

At the pin is the entrance to an underground facility, which is built to last (almost) for ever

(click the picture for a larger version)

May 11th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments

Contest #189

May 6th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment