Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #249

June 29th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 comments

Contest #248 answer: Friendship Bridge, Nepal-Tibet (China) border

The Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge spans the Bothe Koshi River and is the main route for the mountaineers on their way to the Himalaya and Lhasa.

It connects the Tibet Friendship Highway to the Sino-Nepal Highway

Those who crossed the border

  • hhgygy
  • Emil Schierle
  • mehmet durmus
  • Steve Hoge
  • Farceur
  • rob de wolff
  • steve willis
  • mccrumplair

– Hint –

  • Sandworm
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Deniz Yorukoglu

June 29th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #248 hint

A friendly place at the border

June 27th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #248

June 22nd, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #247 answer: Montrail County, near New Town, North Dakota, USA

This part of North Dakota is recently ‘enriched’ by numerous oil fracking sites. Thanks to the controversial rock fracturing technique the number of oil rigs in this area had exponentially grown since 2008.

I did want to show you an animation of the increasing number of tracking sites in this area, but the video seems to be off line at the moment. Sorry for that.

Those who cracked this contest

  • Sandworm
  • Emil Schierle
  • steve willis
  • Farceur
  • Ernesto Posse
  • mccrumplair
  • hhgygy
  • Deniz Yorukoglu
  • mehmet durmus
  • rob de wolff
  • Paul Voestermans

– Hint –

  • Steve Hoge
  • ACG
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Paul Franson

June 22nd, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #247 hint

It is not near an old town

(sorry for the delay, the ‘automatic publishing feature’ didn’t work)

June 20th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #247

Question this week (apart from the location): what is going on here (the dot-pattern)?

You can click the picture for a larger version

June 15th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 16 comments

Contest #246 answer: Jardim Gramacho landfill, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This used to be the place where Rio de Janeiro dumped its waste. It is the largest landfill in Southern America and one of the largest in the world.

It closed down recently after 34 years in operation.
It was featured in the documentary ‘Waste Land’

Note: I prepared this contest on wednesday, June 6. On the same day Google Earth updated the imagery of this site, which I did not notice until some of you alerted me when the contest was live.

To give everyone a fair chance, I decided not to update this contest with the new imagery.

Those who dumped their waste

  • hhgygy
  • steve willis
  • Sandworm
  • Ernesto Posse
  • mccrumplair
  • Deniz Yorukoglu
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Farceur
  • CuriousJM

– Hint –

  • ACG
  • Paul Franson
  • Aaantoine
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Dennis S.
  • mehmet durmus
  • Emil Schierle
  • Marcel
  • Bill Close
  • Sasha Smith
  • Shelly
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Jellicle
  • Marisa Boraas

June 15th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #246 hint

One of the largest in the world, until it closed last week.

June 13th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #246

June 8th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 19 comments