GeoGuessr is a Google Maps guessing game

Think you're a well-travelled person? Test your ability to recognise the rest of the world with this web-based game.

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Think you're a well-travelled person? Test your ability to recognise the rest of the world with this web-based game.

If you were a bit of a whiz kid in geography class back at school, then the GeoGuessr game might be your new favourite time waster. The site has a simple concept: you're shown five random images from Google Street View, and you need to show on a map of the world where you think the photo comes from.

For each guess, you get a score based on how close your guess was — the farther away, the worse the score.

It's not quite Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? — in fact, it's a little alarming to discover how much parts of Africa look like outback Australia, and how many Canadian cities might well be in Europe — but it is addictive and fun.

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Nic Healey is a Senior Editor with CNET, based in the Australia office. His passions include bourbon, video games and boring strangers with photos of his cat.

 

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