Sunday, October 01, 2006
Test Your Geography Skillz
How's your geography? How is it without borders? Here's a fun yet addictive little game. A good test of your geography skills, but you'll keep telling yourself, "just one more try." Simply try to point out on the map, where the picture is from.
You can drag the picture around to see what is around it, so that will help you, but you have to click on where the center of the picture is when it first came up. My best for awhile was the first picture above, within 42 miles ... ironically in Iraq.
However, I tried a bit more and got to within 12 miles off the coast of Northern Siberia, as shown below. w00t! Beat that!
So have fun:
Where Is That?
(Your best bet is to try and find some coastline near the pic. High precision is extremely difficult with the "hand" cursor, if you can get within 100 miles you are doing very well.)
UPDATE: After getting some "luck" of the Irish being off near the northern coast of Ireland by just 11 miles (That's ridiculous. It's not even funny.), I finally got within 8 miles of the tip of northern Asia. And with that, I am off to bed.