Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Google Earth Puzzle

Looking at the world through via Google Earth offers striking images of the diversity of our planet and the impact that humans have had on it. Today's entry is a puzzle. Let's figure out where in the world each of the images below is taken. North is not always up in these pictures, and, apart from a bit of contrast, they are unaltered images provided by Google and its mapping partners. 

So, let's open up Google Earth (or Google Maps), have a look at the images below, and let the guessing games begin.

This community lies near the intersection of seven rivers. (© Google, DigitalGlobe) Nga Bay, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam

Circular fields near a lake, watered with center-pivot irrigation. Image is 9km (5.5 mi) wide. (© Google, DigitalGlobe, USGS)  - Farmland near Moses Lake, Washington

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