GeoGuessr: Addictive Google Maps Guessing Game

May 22, 2013 • 8:13 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps
 

Spotted via Hacker News a site named geoguessr is an addictive guessing game that has you look at Google Street View imagery and you click on the Google Map to say where that image was taken from.

For example, if you see a street view image of Time Square, if you click on New York City, you will guess right. Well, there is never any wrong guesses.

You are scrolled based on how far away you click from the actual location of that street view image. The closer you click to that location, the more points you score.

Here is an example of what the scores look like:

GeoGuessr

You can see other people's scores at Hacker News and as Matt Cutts commented there, "Warning: it's pretty addictive." Indeed.

Forum discussion at Hacker News.

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Comments:

ethalon

05/22/2013 12:17 pm

Mandatory xkcd comic: http://xkcd.com/1214/

PragmaticStatistic

05/25/2013 10:05 am

Having made 130 Google Maps of historic events for my blog MyReadingMapped, and using my skills for finding ambiguous locations, I only got a score of 12,313. I came within 1/2 mile of 3 out of 5 locations. The fourth level placed me smack in the middle of a steppe with no signs, no mountain view, no nothing. I thought was in the Australian outback in the Northern Territory. It was actually just southeast of it, 1,000 miles south in South Australia. It could of easily just have been the Sahara desert. There is even some trickery involved. Some place I thought was in Japan, because of the Japanese style buildings, was actually 4,000 miles away in British Columbia.

bellasttar

06/06/2013 12:53 am

u shouldn't have to down load it just to play wow

rayyan ali

06/19/2013 09:54 am

u shouldn't have to down load it just to play wow

rayyan ali

06/19/2013 09:55 am

Having made 130 Google Maps of historic events for my blog MyReadingMapped, and using my skills for finding ambiguous locations, I only got a score of 12,313. I came within 1/2 mile of 3 out of 5 locations. The fourth level placed me smack in the middle of a steppe with no signs, no mountain view, no nothing. I thought was in the Australian outback in the Northern Territory. It was actually just southeast of it, 1,000 miles south in South Australia. It could of easily just have been the Sahara desert. There is even some trickery involved. Some place I thought was in Japan, because of the Japanese style buildings, was actually 4,000 miles away in British Columbia.

rayyan ali

06/19/2013 09:55 am

very good game

JA Marshall

07/08/2013 05:59 am

My top score was 20400. Love when the name of the place is in a sign.

harry1234567891011121314151617

11/27/2013 06:36 pm

how do u down load it

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