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#1 Pasidon

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:00 PM

http://geoguessr.com/

 

Geo Guessr is a game designed from the Google Map interface that will test your knowledge of the world.  In this game, you are thrown into 5 random different street views, and using the world map, you must guess where you are.  The closer you are, the more points you get.

 

This is super fun, and I think it would be groovy to deign a Revora Guessr challenge.  So familiarize yourself with the game and think of some great ideas to test the entire community in a gauntlet of geographical doom.  And post some high scores you get in the mean time.


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#2 Irenė Hawnetyne

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:32 PM

Yeah, Robyn showed me this when I was bored a while ago. I love this thing, highly entertaining.

 

Once got it in under twenty metres, can't remember exactly. Somewhere in Sweden, I think it was.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:59 AM

I saw it from your ask.fm, Irenë, and got a very good score.. I'll try again now.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

I got 9686 on my 3rd attempt, but brought down by guessing West Russia for North America :/

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#5 Pasidon

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:20 PM

Russia is a real big son of a stink.  It literally has every type of landscape and architecture in it, and it's flipping the size of the moon.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:42 PM

9617 points on my 2nd try.

Luckily they threw in an Australian one and I recognised the flora at once and a Nevada one which is easy to get only 300kms off of that one.


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#7 Irenė Hawnetyne

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:06 PM

My advice is to find road signs. I mean, in Russia and China that doesn't work, but in many places it's a good tactic.


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#8 Radspakr

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:39 PM

Don't rely on them too heavily I had one in spanish I thought yeah that's in Spain but at the last moment I chose Mexico and wouldn't you know it, it was Spain. :(


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:44 PM

14079 points on my second try. I got lucky when I spotted a Vancouver hockey teambus on the road and managed to get within 14 kilometers of the spot. :p


     
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:17 AM

11491 my best score yet got yet another Australian one down to 33kms.
 

Beat that with 13266 and one of those was in Russia :p


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:47 AM

I don't understand that.  Not only is Russian an incomprehensible language, with the city names dire to work out, but the landscape is just so inconsistent.  I was in a Russian coastal city that I thought was The Caribbean, and a winter terrain that I confused for Canada.  What an awful country... 


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:26 AM

I recognised the lettering on one of the billboards and took a stab since most of Russia's cities are on the western side so I clicked south of Moscow and was off by like 100km.


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#13 Pasidon

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

Whaaat? You got one close to Moscow? That may be the one distinctive city.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:17 PM

The embarrassing one is I had one that was grasslands with a road cutting through it I guessed the American Mid-West instead it turned out to be Charleville a place only a few hours from where I live. :p


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

Ha!  Wow...But I do wonder if you get a place just right outside your house, and how weird the stereoscopic perspective is, if you could recognize it.  I can't say fur sure I could.


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