How much do you know about the world around you?

 

I have no vested interest in this site but I thought people here might find it interesting. It's actually kind of addicting once you start playing.

www.geoguessr.com

The site will pick a random location anywhere in the world (you can also limit it to certain countries). It will then show you a Google streetview of the location. You can move and look around as you would in streetview. Your task is to identify the exact location and plot it on a map. Your are awarded points by how close you get to the actual location.

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13630 points !

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Entertaining Waste of Time

Melaqueman wrote:

13630 points !

I cheated just a bit... move up and down the road until you find an identifying sign (Dave's Drive In) or named building (Clive Baptist Church), and then search for it on Google Maps.

Ok, some of you guys got way

Ok, some of you guys got way too much time on your hands & need to be better supervised..... smile

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Say what?

KenSny wrote:

Ok, some of you guys got way too much time on your hands & need to be better supervised..... smile

Hmmm... What is this "supervision" of which you speak? mrgreen

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Retired!

KenSny wrote:

Ok, some of you guys got way too much time on your hands & need to be better supervised..... smile

When you're retired sometimes a diversion such as that can be a good thing !

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Good Grief!

Melaqueman wrote:

When you're retired sometimes a diversion such as that can be a good thing !

For Pete's sake, honestly, if you're that bored in retirement get a few cats and try to teach them to bark! razz

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Nah

Melaqueman wrote:
KenSny wrote:

Ok, some of you guys got way too much time on your hands & need to be better supervised..... smile

When you're retired sometimes a diversion such as that can be a good thing !

I've been officially retired since 97, and I have yet to be bored that much.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Old folks home

Remember most folks here don't have much to do besides wait for the next map release so any extra diversion is welcome.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

How much time?

How many of you waste time every day playing video games etc????

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

snot me!

Melaqueman wrote:

How many of you waste time every day playing video games etc????

Most of the time I just waste time being a has exchanger... You know breathing in oxygen, nitrogen and smog and converting it into carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and various other pollutants!

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

The Geoguesser dropped me

The Geoguesser dropped me onto a dirt road in a desert mountainous region. Looks like fun for motorcycling, but could be anywhere arid and mountainous.

No cigar

i got one 1.4km from correct
In Maine, drive through there to Canada, pure luck
recognised the fish store
others ranged from 200, to 5000km wrong
guessed china instead of Japan
10,490

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If only ..

none

Melaqueman wrote:

How many of you waste time every day playing video games etc????

I don't play video games. Never did. No interest there. I guess I'm from the wrong generation.

But I do like to fish. Even though sometimes it's just drowning worms & and letting the brain go into neutral for a couple hours.

And I can putter away hours in the garage working on the old Corvette.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Nice Day

KenSny wrote:
Melaqueman wrote:

How many of you waste time every day playing video games etc????

I don't play video games. Never did. No interest there. I guess I'm from the wrong generation.

But I do like to fish. Even though sometimes it's just drowning worms & and letting the brain go into neutral for a couple hours.

And I can putter away hours in the garage working on the old Corvette.

You are from our generation... Puttering on his 55 is one of my husband's favorite phases. grin

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

NY

Would be interesting if those 2 guys on the run in NY could use that site to choose a good place to hang out.