Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #428 Hint

Did it happen here? Some think so.

December 30th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #428

#428

December 25th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #427 Bull Arm, Newfoundland, Canada – site for the construction of the Hebron Project drill platform

Bull Arm, Newfoundland, Canada is the construction site for the Hebron Project drill platform. This week’s image shows the Gravity Base Structure (GBS) still in its dry dock, before the dry dock was flooded and the platform floated out into Bull Arm for final preparations. The base structure will have the top side structure attached and eventually will be sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

The GBS is scheduled to be in place and pumping oil by 2018.

To read about the release of the GBS from dry dock, visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/milestone-achieved-with-hebron-gbs-1.2716090

Thank goodness Google Earth did not update their image for this location during the contest!

Those who correctly identified the location with only an out of date image:

  • Eloy Cano
  • steve willis
  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • RicardPG
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Phil Ower
  • Lelie
  • Lighthouse
  • Robin

Others used the critical date information:

  • nobody else!

December 25th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #427 Hint

Things changed dramatically in July 2015 that significantly changed the view here, with the Google Earth image of this exact area yet to update.

December 22nd, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #427

Contest #425

December 18th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #426: Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain

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Plaza Mayor de Madrid 06.

Plaza Mayor means “Main Square” and is found in the very heart of Madrid. The current iteration of the plaza dates to the late 1700’s, but before that, the same space was used for some pretty interesting stuff, including autos de fe during the Spanish Inquisition.

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To explain the hint: Southeast of the square is Restaurant Botin. Established in 1725, Botin is the oldest restaurant in the world. They use the many of the same recipes as they did almost 300 years ago.

Those who found the square before the hint:

  • LawnBoy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Cloudspotter
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Jason Hattermann
  • Phil Ower
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • RicardPG
  • Ignacio Lopez
  • Garfield
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Ridicully
  • Lelie
  • steve willis
  • Junebug
  • DannyS
  • bibiweb
  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • Max_Power
  • Chris Nason
  • steven simmons

Those who found it after the hint:

Contest #426 Hint

Also in this picture, an establishment that could have served Ben Franklin and King George III a meal from the same recipes they use today.

December 16th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #426

#426

December 11th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 22 comments

Contest #425: Weldon Spring Site, Missouri, USA

The Weldon Spring site is home to the Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail and Museum (hence the hint).

Weldon was a WWII defense industry site where various explosives were made, including TNT. During Vietnam, it was converted to make the herbicide Agent Orange, but the usage of that stuff slowed down to the point that it was never actually used for that purpose. Starting in 1984, the US Department of Defense and Environmental Protection Agency began the process of decontamination of the site. The Department of Energy attached themselves to the process and tossed in some rubble from a uranium processing site in St. Louis. They threw all of the contaminated materials from both sites into this big hole and capped it off, creating a sarcophagus.

In 2002, the Department of Energy opened the site up to public access, and in 2006, they built an interpretive center.

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weldon2

Those who took the adventure included:

  • LawnBoy
  • donaaronio
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • steve willis
  • Phil Ower
  • rob de wolff
  • Lelie

And those who stayed behind at the museum and waited until the hint:

  • Gillian B
  • Chris Nason
  • ashwini agrawal
  • Jason Hatterman
  • Marisa Boraas
  • Chris Bell
  • Robin
  • Maureen
  • Max_Power
  • RicardPG
  • Junebug
  • John F
  • bibiweb

December 11th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #425 Hint

An “Adventure Trail and Museum” of a very odd nature.

December 9th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments