Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #301

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June 28th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #300 answer: Zzyzx, California, USA

Zzyzx, located in the Mojave Desert, got its name in 1944 from Curtis Howe Springer. He chose it to be last word in the English language.

Zzyzx

Orginally it was an natural spring, named Soda Springs, nowadays it is the site of the Desert Studies Center of the California State university.

Those who reached the end:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • hhgygy
  • Farceur

– Hint –

  • Eloy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Noisette
  • Cloudspotter
  • rob de wolff
  • David Kozina
  • mccrumplair
  • Chuck
  • krenek

This ends another series with no less then three winners:
Congratulations to Farceur, hhgygy and Paul Voestermans to end these series with maximum points!

June 28th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #300 hint

You’ll find this place at the very end of the list

June 26th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #300

 

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June 21st, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #299 answer: Naviduct Krabbersgat, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands

There are lots of navigable Aquaducts in the world, but this one is rather unique as it is combined with a double ship-lock. Hence the different name. It is part of the Houtribdijk, the dam that divides the IJsselmeer into two parts.

Naviduct_Krabbersgat

It was created in the 1990’s because the traditional lock and bridge combination caused too much delay for both road traffic as well as for the ships.

Naviduct_Krabbersgat2

Construction was rather unique: first a small polder was created at 11 meters below sea level for the road with an irrigation system to keep it dry. Next the ‘lock bridge’ was constructed out of 7 elements with watertight seals and connected to the waterways.

Right answers this week from:
Felix Bossert
Walter_V_R
VSWG
mccrumplair
hhgygy
Farceur
Paul Voestermans
rob de wolff
Wista
Eloy
Fred A
krenek
Cloudspotter
Phil Ower
Sandworm
Chris Nason
Tim (UK)
mehmet durmus
Noisette
Stephen M
– Hint –
Ole Tjugen

June 21st, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #299 hint

If there is no room for a tunnel and a bridge is not feasible, you’ll have t do it the other way round, eve when there is a lock…

June 19th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #299

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June 14th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 24 comments

Contest #298 answer: Velim test track, Cerhenice, Czech Republic

The Velim test track is a facility for testing railway equipment in the Czech Republic.

Velim

It is equipped with the main electric voltage circuits used in Europe: 3000V and 1500V DC as well as 25kV and 15 kV AC.

Right answers from:

  • Felix Bossert
  • rob de wolff
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Farceur
  • Sandworm
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy
  • hhgygy
  • mccrumplair
  • Walter_V_R
  • krenek
  • Cloudspotter
  • Chris Nason

– Hint –

  • Paul Franson
  • Wista
  • Tim (UK)
  • VSWG
  • Pete Thompson
  • ACG

June 14th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #298 hint

Did you notice the oval shaped structure?

That is linked to contest #279.

June 12th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #298

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June 7th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 19 comments