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#1 2009-04-29 08:13:22

bacchus
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Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

I suddenly realized that this quiz created on the french side of the force by charlie_koller never made it up to this side...

The principle is very simple:
You get a screenshot of a famous place somewhere on Earth seen from the sky, using for example The Gimp for the screenshot, and Google Maps for the view. The goal for others is to find where it is (you tell them what level of precision you ask for, city, country, street...). By default, players are allowed to search using Google Maps, Earth or some equivalent application.

Recall: to embed the picture in your post (please not too big), you can put it first online, using one of the hosting services available on the web (ImageShack, Flickr, your website...) or you upload it here (see the methods by Arwen here).
If you have other technical issues preventing you from playing, contact me, I'll try to make a tutorial somewhere.

Let's begin!
How is this place called and in which city does one find it ?
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/7199/where.jpg


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#2 2009-04-29 08:59:05

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

Piccadilly Circus, London. smile

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#3 2009-04-29 09:44:59

bacchus
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

indeed ! you're up.


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#4 2009-04-29 10:05:59

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

Thanks bacchus!

What's this place? In which city?
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4195/mapquiza.jpg
Try to find it using the image above but if it's too difficult, you may look at the zoomed out views here or here.

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#5 2009-04-29 12:08:36

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

wow, it looks like a giant maze.
or maybe a cemetery... in Hiroshima ? :-/


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#6 2009-04-29 12:17:08

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

It's not a cemetery but you are not far off. And it's in Europe.

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#7 2009-04-29 20:02:58

bacchus
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

oh, i just found it: it's the Holocaust Mahnmal, in Berlin (holocaust memorial).


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#8 2009-04-29 21:30:12

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

That's correct, well done bacchus! You are up again.

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#9 2009-04-30 07:49:20

bacchus
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

let's continue with something much bigger:
What is the name of the main island here:
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/9569/wherem.jpg


franais, english, deutsch, svenska, 日本語 - always keen on learning other languages
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#10 2009-04-30 09:25:11

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

Honshu ?... :unsure:


I ain't no stupid...I'm just french.


Level 70 something(english)/Level 93(french) done and dusted, next ! wink

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#11 2009-04-30 09:34:15

bacchus
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

no, but i must admit you're in the right area.


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#12 2009-04-30 19:06:36

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

Okinawa, Japan?

bacchus' answer to jeffw's guess was a big hint!

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#13 2009-05-01 07:55:37

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

yeah, it was a big hint, but man, he was quite close and that would have been unfair to let it pass without saying...
that's right, csmarkus, it's Okinawa, in the very south west Japan. your turn !


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#14 2009-05-01 12:07:35

Charlie Koller
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

yeeeeeeeeeeah, i like this quizz wink

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#15 2009-05-01 16:47:16

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

Thanks bacchus!

For the next image, no more hints are needed. Everybody knows this famous place wink which is close to a city. Which city?

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8756/mapquiz2.jpg

BTW, wouldn't it be great if either the solver or the poster of the image wrote a google maps link to the place after it is solved? So that other people can explore the area with a single click? Like this one: Okinawa.

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#16 2009-05-02 06:28:13

bacchus
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

i have absolutely no idea what it is, but since the scale is in feet and so on, i would go for the states.
it looks like a desert, i would say NEvada, then i would propose Las Vegas.


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#17 2009-05-02 13:28:42

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

The scale... So you have looked at the area of the scale... And still not solved it? smile

Yes, it's in the western part of the U.S.A. but the city is not Las Vegas. Even more to the west.

I have to admit I may have been wrong with the statement that no more hints are needed. I thought so because it's obvious if you interpret some details like they should be. wink

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#18 2009-05-02 19:14:59

Charlie Koller
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

somewhere in Tinseltown mountains close to mullholland drive ?

edit : OMG ... i just saw the Tinseltown letters in the bottom left corner of your pic ... ah ah ah

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#19 2009-05-02 20:23:43

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

Yes, the famous Tinseltown sign!

Well done Charlie! You're up.

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#20 2009-05-04 21:55:42

Charlie Koller
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

Thanks markus!

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3392/20070126173028.jpg

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#21 2009-05-05 07:09:07

bacchus
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

Michael Jackson's former house with a nice park for children ?


franais, english, deutsch, svenska, 日本語 - always keen on learning other languages
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#22 2009-05-05 08:42:30

Charlie Koller
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

it sounds like you know this place very well wink  well done bacchus

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#23 2009-05-05 09:13:10

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

Pure luck, in fact.
tongue
Let's continue with something probably much harder, but more famous in a way.
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/2244/whereo.jpg

what is it or at least, near which town am i?


franais, english, deutsch, svenska, 日本語 - always keen on learning other languages
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#24 2009-05-14 09:46:31

bacchus
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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

this is a place of highly mythical content.
maybe start by finding the country smile


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#25 2009-05-14 12:39:33

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Re: Map quiz - let's discover the Earth from up above

Germany ?


I ain't no stupid...I'm just french.


Level 70 something(english)/Level 93(french) done and dusted, next ! wink

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