Monday, March 09, 2015

Could You Be a New York Cabbie?

The New York Times has introduced a neat new twist in its latest map quiz game.

There have been loads of map quizzes created over the years with the various online mapping platforms which ask you to guess a location by clicking on a map. In The NYT's new Who Needs a GPS? quiz after you have made a guess you get to see a heat map of all the answers given by other players so far.

In the game you are asked to pinpoint a number of New York locations on a map. After you have made a guess you are told the percentage of other players that you have beaten (by clicking closer to the correct location on the map). You also get to see a heat map of all the guesses made so far.

The locations that you have to identify in the quiz get harder as you progress through the game. The game also keeps a running total as you progress, informing you of the percentage of people you have beaten overall in all the questions answered.

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