Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #236

March 30th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 17 comments

Contest #235 answer: Spaceport America, New Mexico

On October 17 2011, Spaceport America was officially opened by Virgin Galactic boss Richard Branson.
It is located in the the Jornada del Muerto desert basin in New Mexico and designed to host the first commercial space flights, which probably will take place later this year.

I was waiting for this location to show up in Google Earth, which finally happened with the March 21 imagery update.

Those who booked their ticket

  • steve willis
  • Ernesto Posse
  • quiltadel
  • ACG
  • mccrumplair
  • hhgygy
  • Andy M, USA
  • trull
  • Skip
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith

– hint –

  • Sarah G.
  • mehtab sond
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Enrique
  • Thomas Egan
  • Dennis S.

March 30th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #235 hint

To infinity… and beyond!

March 28th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #235

March 23rd, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 comments

Contest #234 answer: Arjeplog, Sweden

Not far from the arctic circle lies the Swedish community of Arjeplog. It is one of the least populated areas in Sweden, but when there is snow and ice around, the place is busy with all kind of exotic cars, as this is the main winter testing ground of some of the largest car manufacturers in Europe.

This contest turned out to be harder than I expected it to be.

Those who used their spike tires:

  • hhgygy
  • steve willis
  • mccrumplair

– hint –

  • Paul Franson
  • ACG
  • quiltadel
  • Sasha Smith

March 23rd, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #234 hint

In Winter time this place is crowded with cars

March 21st, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #234

March 16th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #233 answer: Oldbury Nuclear Power Station, Oldbury-on-Severn, UK

This was the oldest nuclear facility in the world, until it was shut down on March 1 this year after almost 45 years in operation.

The decommissioning process and cleaning of the site will take until 2101 (90 years) and has an estimated cost of almost £1000m ($1,500m).

t was used as a filming location for the Doctor Who series ‘The Hand of Fear’ (E02S14, 1976)

Those who flipped the switch:

  • steve willis
  • mccrumplair
  • Skip
  • hhgygy
  • ewen
  • Paul Voestermans
  • ACG
  • Sandworm
  • quiltadel

– hint –

  • Paul Franson
  • Dennis S.
  • David Kozina
  • Lelie
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Adam Macer
  • Sasha Smith
  • Marisa Boraas
  • Ernesto Posse

March 16th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #233 hint

This was the filming location of the second serial of the 14th season of a well known television series

March 14th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest 233

March 9th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 comments