View Full Version : Challenge: do you know the world?

6th Apr 2014, 09:57
BBC - Travel - How well do you know the world? Play Geoguessr to find out! (http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20131206-how-well-do-you-know-the-world-play-geoguessr-to-find-out)

I don't - even though I got points (God knows the authors are generous, I had even the continent wrong once :\) and there were clues to give you an idea :).

Dan Gerous
6th Apr 2014, 10:06
Apparently this BBC site isn't funded from the licence fee, so we can't access it in the UK.

6th Apr 2014, 10:07
Seems the site is not available from the UK.

Edited to say: "snap"

6th Apr 2014, 10:09
Uhh. How is this fair?? :sad:
there was a way, though, let's hope it will be suggested soon (some proxy or whassitcalled).

6th Apr 2014, 10:26
You don't have to do it through the Beeb. Try here.

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! (http://geoguessr.com/)

B Fraser
6th Apr 2014, 10:51
Question 2 - I've driven on that road and still missed it by 500Km.

9,600 points !!!

6th Apr 2014, 10:58
I have worked in the same part of the World as Q1 but I have never heard of it.

6th Apr 2014, 11:04
Got each country correct or just over the border. Bleedin' hard to be accurate with the tiny map they give you.

11,300 something scored.

Gertrude the Wombat
6th Apr 2014, 11:06
You don't have to do it through the Beeb. Try here.

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! (http://apicdn.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&key=1e857e7500cdd32403f752206c297a3d&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pprune.org%2Fjet-blast%2F537455-challenge-do-you-know-world.html&out=http%3A%2F%2Fgeoguessr.com%2F&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pprune.org%2Fjet-blast-16%2F)

That gives me a black screen with a few white lines ...

... and a link which if I click on it gives a certificate error.

6th Apr 2014, 11:07
I look at it sometimes but I don't think it's as good as our own WoE because mostly it's just landscape with little to go on other than vegetation, topography, and intuition. I prefer our own rather more personalised and intellectual game.

6th Apr 2014, 11:07
8965 some where very close, others, not so. :ok:

6th Apr 2014, 11:07
the tiny map
- that was part of my problem (sorry, challenge!), too - except for the wrong continent, of course :).

6th Apr 2014, 14:10
Don't forget you can use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the "tiny map" right down to street level. No excuses anymore for wayward guesses ....

6th Apr 2014, 14:27
Best was 12,900 worst about 8,000...............

Lon More
6th Apr 2014, 14:31
Bleedin' hard to be accurate with the tiny map they give you.

You can zoom in though. Whinedoze 8 won´t let me past the first page

Flying Serpent
6th Apr 2014, 15:17

13037 with my first go.

Must get out and about less.

6th Apr 2014, 20:53
Two places were fairly accurate the rest were guesses, some way out, 9,68O!

6th Apr 2014, 22:20
15,173 I got lucky; there were two in Canada

second go, 27,929 - the machine likes me;3/5 were in Canada,including one place I'd been to 6 months ago.

6th Apr 2014, 22:44
two in Brazil, one in mid Russia one in Northern Oz & the third up north, here in sunny Scotland.

Never been south of the equator or to the wilds of Siberia.

Maybe I should think about it - I seem to have a reasonable idea of where I am........

7th Apr 2014, 00:27
It's a great alternative to "Where in the World." One of the tricks is that given it is based on Google Earth (or more likely, Google Maps), you can just "drive" down the road until you find something that will give you a clue.

It's a pretty fun way to spend a few hours. :ok::ok: