How well do you know the world?

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How well do you know the world?

How well do you know the world?

While waiting for some labs and x-rays on a patient Sunday night I started looking at the Travel section on BBC.com and found something really cool!

They have a game called Geoguesser, and it’s awesome!!

bbc geoguesser do you know about the world

The premise is that you are placed somewhere in the world in Google Maps street view and by looking around you have to figure out where you are!

bbc geoguesser do you know about the world

Where are you?

Once you have an idea of where you are, you click on the map in the bottom right corner and click the “Make a guess” button.

You are then awarded points based on how far in kilometers you are from the actual location.  You go to 5 locations and then you get your total point score after guessing all 5.  The number you’re on is seen in the top right corner.

bbc geoguesser do you know about the world

2,006 points for being off by just over 1,700 km. Australia is big…

Some are a little harder than others and not just because of location.  The reason is that although most will put you on a road so that you can travel and see a larger area and maybe a sign, there are some that drop you in a spot and all you can do it rotate around.

bbc geoguesser do you know about the world

No road means just rotating in a circle…not easy

You can also challenge people and set time limits.  These challenges will give the people involved the same locations to see who get the higher score.

bbc geoguesser do you know about the world

Challenge your friends!

As you can see by some of the screen shots below, they could drop you anywhere from middle of nowhere Alaska to a suburb somewhere.

bbc geoguesser do you know about the world

Middle of nowhere Alaska

bbc geoguesser do you know about the world

A suburb somewhere

As a travel nerd I LOVE this game!  It is a fun way to learn more about the world and see places that I may never see or even had thought to visit.

This is the score from the second time I played! (Just a few points better than my first game).

bbc geoguesser do you know about the world

I’m getting better!

Have any of you scored better?!?  What is your highest score?

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