Category Archives: Apps & Sites

East Canada, Geoguessr

Highscore! Making a game out of Google Maps

Fellow Google Mappers and Google Streetviewers,

Want to play a game? Take a look at this fun (and informative) game. Geoguessr has 5 rounds. Every round you are dropped somewhere on this world and it is your job to figure out where it is.  The closer your guess is to the actual location the more point you score.

Just like art with its different movements that vary a lot (think of Surrealism compared to Cubism compared to Pop-Art). After a while you start to see the differences. Same goes for the different locations this game shows you. From the wooden chalets in Norway, the palm trees in the middle east to the mowed lawns in the American suburbs. Practice makes perfect.

The world is a huge place – get exploring! Oh for your information, the picture you see here is a road somewhere in the East of Canada. My highscore? 14,020.

© Alex Conu

Real Time Aurora Gallery: Live images of Aurora Borealis

I particularly love this website as seeing Aurora Borealis is high on my list. Planning on seeing this magnificent natural phenomenon can be a bit of a hassle, as it is not visible all year round everywhere. By viewing the real time photos uploaded on Real Time Aurora Gallery, you can track when, where on Earth you have to be to get your best chance of seeing it.

Besides photos of Aurora Borealis, also images of planets, clouds, galaxy’s, stars and much more are uploaded. Have a look and see for yourself by clicking here.

Photo:  © Alex Conu on spaceweather.com

© Sightsmap

Sightsmap: Showing the World’s most photographed places

Sightsmap shows the places people like, based on the number of Panoramio photos at each place in the world. The brighter the color, the ‘hotter’ the locations.

The goal of Sightsmap is to find and explore places interesting for tourism and sightseeing. Users can filter popular places by their estimated population, type and tags. It is also possible to use a link ending with any place name you want to discover, like: http://www.sightsmap.com/new_york. It will bring you straight to the highlights of the city of New York or any other location you wish to discover.

Want to visit the most famous destinations according to Sightsmap? Besides New York and Buenos Aires, all the other eight can be found in versatile Europe! Check it out.

Top 10 most photographed locations:
1. New York
2. Rome
3. Barcelona
4. Paris
5. Istanbul
6. Venice
7. Monte Carlo
8. Florence
9. Buenos Aires
10. Budapest