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2013-05-09 20:46:38.37785+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

It's like waking up with a really killer hangover: GeoGuessr gives you 5 Google Street Views of some location, somewhere in the world, asks you to guess where each one is, gives you a score based on how close you are.

Hints: You can navigate the Street View, and zoom into the map before you make your guess.

Via MeFi. My results: 13961 points at http://www.geoguessr.com/#.UYwLQ96-fkY.gmail (Cyrillic is not my strong suit...)

[ related topics: Maps and Mapping ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-10 10:39:35.596436+00 by: meuon

Heck. this is my real life: Where am I? What is this funny looking currency in my pocket actually worth? What's for lunch? What language is this?

Next week: Building "Future City" in Brasil with Gustavo, in Brazillian Portuguese, with Real, and probably rice beans and a protein.

My game score was embrassing, I'll try later..

#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-10 15:10:37.264859+00 by: Dan Lyke

Some of the drop points are way out in the middle of nowhere, and I got one the end of a pier in the South Pacific somewhere that I couldn't move away from, and there are a few other in the middle of a forest somewhere that, without some good knowledge of the local flora you're limited by patience for clicking through the forest down a dirt road.

But it's also an amazing "we're living in the future" moment that this is a game: Can you imagine back in the '80s digging through a library, given some random name on a building, the road striping, and a few cars, trying to figure out where within a kilometer that location is?

#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-10 18:31:12.737238+00 by: meuon

You could debug the javascript and get precise...