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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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A geography game made from a mashup of Picassa & Google Maps


Where in the World? is a simple game that is a mashup of Picassa & Google Maps. This geography game lets you view public photos stored by users around the world on Picassa and guess where they were taken.


There is no information on how exactly points are scored. The closer your guess is about where a geo-tagged photo is shot, the more points you win. I noticed that if your guess about the location is close to 150 kilometers, you get 600 points while there are no points if your guess is more than 5000 kilometers away.

Each round has 5 different photos and you can play unlimited rounds. There is hardly any element of competition. The overall score is not logged.

The game could have been better designed and also adapted as a mobile app.

GeoGuessr is a similar geography game. Wonder which came first?

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