Where on (Google) Earth is a roving internet game played for the past year+ by the geoblogsphere. In this game, a snapshot of somewhere on the planet is taken using Google Earth (a free downloadable program). The object is to identify the location with latitude and longitude and try to say something* about the geology or geography of the area. The first one to post the correct results (at least in terms of location) is the winner and gets the honor of choosing the location and hosting the next round.
After watching many rounds go by and not having time to do much playing, BGC posted the perfect image for me – the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Oddly enough, the pattern of clear cuts was a vital clue for me.
Some hints for new players: Two helpful things to note are the scale bar and the compass orientation. More hints will be given if this lasts long, but I suspect it won’t.
The Schott Rule is in effect. (If you don’t know what it is, it doesn’t apply. Basically it handicaps players with a lot of wins.) Post time is 5:55 pm GMT 1/29/2008.
*Saying something about the geology is commensurate with skill level of the player and can often be helped by a quick Google search.