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New online game asks, are you aware of your surroundings?

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  May 13, 2013 12:53 PM

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Where in the world?

That’s the question that the new online game Geoguessr asks, deftly utilizing Google Map satellite views to ask users if they can locate the area in question based on minimal surroundings. The game scores you based on how far in distance your guess was from the actual point the image references.

While hints like vegetation can be helpful in figuring out which part of the world you’re in, some guesses will inevitably land you halfway across the globe. Give it a shot. Time-wasters should only be so educational and cultural.

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