Saturday, May 25, 2013

Unsolicited and sadly unpaid game endorsement: Geoguessr

That is all.

13 comments:

Oale said...

getting regularly over 10000 is a goal.

Russell Seitz said...

I did 9918 first time out- nailed 3, but mistook South Sustralia for Baja, and Newfoundland for Norway.

Brian said...

My wife and I do pretty well together. By myself I'm not patient enough and my last score was 8500.

Anonymous said...

12346

Maybe not quite honestly obtained. You can 'walk about' a bit and get indications of the country. In two cases I found traffic signs indicating a nearby town/city, so I got pretty close with those (within 150 km, which could have been closer if I had zoomed in more).

Marco

Oale said...

second best ever, two on roads I've driven: http://www.geoguessr.com/?v=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%3D%3D

Russell Seitz said...

Round 2 12215

The homogeneity of the boreal forest at constant latitude is a killer- if it's taiga, it's taiga,

Anonymous said...

23824, thanks to some easily identifiable places. Glen Ord Distillery, for example (just google it). Or the train station of Carcross :-)

http://www.geoguessr.com/?v=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

Marco

bluegrue said...

Cheat sheet.

It would be more fun, if coverage were more evenly distributed about Earth.

Lucky strike: Being teleported right in front of the sign "Tasman Costal Track", 5966 points in one.

EliRabett said...

Since the game is based on google maps the locations are always going to be near roads and the roads are always going to have signs. . .

BTW are you guys reporting marks for one frame or for five?

Anonymous said...

23000-ish is somewherearound my record for five rounds. 0.02km will get around 7000 points.

I have had one location that was not on a road, but a grassy Russion hill top.

I have had one exact location twice - it was a dirt track in Queensland.

As said, there do seem to be a few countries that come up a lot - even with the larger land area. Google coverage has a large impact I suppose.

Adam

bill said...

18071 on a first attempt. I sort of didn't realise I could 'wander around' initially, so first up I got that it was Sweden but hadn't 'strolled' into the nearby village...

Anonymous said...

Yes, you could work out (nearly) anywhere if you have the patience. But some of those dirt tracks need a fair bit. The Russian hill top didn't allow it.

Two tips are side of the road (left hand side narrows it quite a bit), and road numbers - a lot of signs have them on, and GM shows them.

I don't allow myself to use another site though. It's good fun, and the kids are getting a lot out of it.

Adam

Russell Seitz said...

20130 for five frames- more addictive than educational since the authors have not been far off road or into the uninsurable- the geography is ~PG -13