Where in the World Am I?
It’s the weekend… and we always try to find an entertaining site for you. Today, we’ve found a site that shows you an image from Google maps and you have to guess where in the world you are. The closer you get to guessing your correct location, the more points you get. If you keep playing you accumulate points. You can play alone or you can challenge a friend.
You don’t have to sign up for a free account, but if you don’t you have click a link that says “Skip ad and continue the game”. If you do sign-up for a free account you won’t see this. But the point is, you don’t have to sign up to play the game – and you can get an account free – all you need is an email address.
Above: You can play as a single player or challenge a friend.
When the game starts you’ll see an image from a Google Maps Streetview and an overlay showing a map of the world. You have to guess where you are in the world by clicking on the map. That’s all there is to it. The closer you get to the actual location, the more points you get.
My guess was 2297.3 km (1427.5 miles) from the location I guessed. I was way off, but I still got 1072 points!
The next round I played, I wasn’t even close. I guessed Brazil and the Google Maps Streetview was in Australia. I received no points for this debacle.
Anyway, it’s fun. You can spend hours playing. They try to remove any obvious visual clues like signs, license plates, storefronts, etc. that would give away the location. But there are other clues like cars and whether cars drive on the left or right and other things that may give you visual clues. So look close.
I chose to play the World map game, but there are many others – you can even create you own (but I didn’t try that option).
It’s free, fun to play, and a good time waster – as if any of us have time to waste 🙂
Want to play? Visit GeoGuessr right now and see if you can guess where in the world you are. Or play any of the other maps that interest you.