Monday, April 21, 2014

The Top 5 Street View Quizzes

By now you must have played GeoGuessr. GeoGuessr is a Street View geography game that sets you the challenge of guessing the locations of a series of random Street View images by clicking on a Google Map.

GeoGuessr awards points based on how near your guess is to the location shown in the Street View. The Street View games below differ from GeoGuessr in that they all use a quiz format. Each of these Street View games presents you with a multiple choice quiz. In each quiz you are presented with a series of Street View images. Your task in each game is to choose the correct option from the answers provided.

1. Street View Film Locations

How well do you know your favorite films and television shows? In this new Street View quiz from Mashable you are shown a series of Street View images taken at the locations of famous sets from film and television. All you have to do is pick the correct film or TV show from the three answers provided.

The quiz uses locations from movies like The Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America: The First Avenger and Forrest Gump, as well as TV shows like Sex and the City and Lost. The quiz was created by a British developer so there are also a lot of British television shows used, some of which you might not recognize.

2. Locate the London Location

How well do you know London? Test your knowledge of the English capital in this Street View quiz.

Locate the London Location drops you in ten random locations in London and asks you to guess the correct borough or neighbourhood from a choice of three answers. If you know London reasonably well you might be surprised by how good you are at guessing the correct neighbourhood from the type of buildings, the amount of greenery and the relative affluence displayed in the Street View.

3. Street View Quiz

Street View Quiz has a great database of quiz questions based on Google Maps Street View images.

In each quiz question you are presented with a Street View. You simply have to answer a question related to the view presented. The questions might ask you to name something seen in the Street View or you could get a more general question about something that happened at the location.

Street View Quiz includes a simple interface that allows users to create their own questions by providing a link to a Street View and submitting the question and answer.  Players of the quizzes can select questions from a number of categories.

4. Locatestreet

Locatestreet is a geography guessing game that presents a series of random Street Views. All you have to do is guess the location where the image was captured.

The featured terrain, architecture, street furniture and modes of transport all provide clues that can help the player guess the origin of the random Street View image. The game also includes three clues for each image. Be warned - if you use a clue you will win less points.

5. Scotland or Not-Land

Scotland or Not-Land is a simple Street View quiz which presents you with a series of Google Maps Street View images. Your task in this game is to guess whether the Street View image shown comes from Scotland or from elsewhere.

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