Here is an interesting take on the idea behind sites like Google Earthing. This one is called PlaceSpotting. It shows you a zoomed in map via Google Maps and you have to figure out where it is. A few cool things they’ve done, though:
- You solve it by adjusting a world map (zooming, panning, etc) until it matches the clue, not just leaving a comment with your answer
- You’re given up to four clues for each one.
- You’re told the zoom level you need to be at. To solve it, you only need to get the lat/lon “close”.
- Best of all, you can create your own!
I know there are a lot of different games out there for the various digital earth products, but I couldn’t begin to summarize them all. Instead, leave us a comment to show off some your favorites!