Where in the world is... (Answers)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 11:30 AM


Great work figuring out the answers to the quiz! Here are the answers in case any of the questions stumped you, and below is a more complete listing of areas updated.

1) This busy city is home to the world's largest shopping mall.
- Edmonton, Canada

2) A Viking Runestone was found in this 'Springtime Place' back in 1824.   
- Upernavik, Greenland

3) This 'capital of happiness' was once a colonial capital.
- Salvador, Brazil

4) Parlez vous Francais? If so, you would be at home in this city, which is the second largest French speaking city in the world.
- Montreal, Canada

5) Though not quite complete, we've significantly improved our imagery coverage of this enormous river.   
- Amazon River

6) The gateway to the highlands is now visible.
- Stirling, Scotland

7) Abandoned by settlers in 1541, this city is now the 2nd largest on it's continent.
- Buenos Aires

8) This city was twice the capitol of Persia, and recently hosted the International Physics Olympiad.
- Esfahan, Iran

9) Despite chilly temperatures, this city is sometimes called the Riviera of the North.   
- Malmo, Sweden

10) We've upgraded imagery of pristine mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers, and plains in this State.
- Alaska


Updated Imagery: 

Americas:

    - USA: South Dakota, Wisconsin, Many Alaskan Parklands,  Fairbanks

    - Canada: Edmonton, Montreal, Antigonish, Faulder, Osoyoos, Apex, Keremeos, Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Olalla, Oliver, Princeton, Tulameen, East Gate

    - Colombia: Medellin, Barranquilla, Bello, tulla

    - Nicaragua: Managua

    - Uruguay: Atlantida, Montevideo

    - Guyana: Georgetown

    - Chile: Talca

    - Brazil: Belo Horizonte, Brazilia, Salvador, Goiania, Vila Velha, Betim, Atibaia, Amazon River

    - Peru: Arequipa, Chincha Alta

    - Argentina: Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Santa Fe, Ipatinga, Palmas


Europe, Middle East, & Africa:

    - France: Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrenees, Rhone-Alpes, Rhone, Jura, Haute-Saone, Haut-Rhin, Indre-et-Loire, Vendee, Ille-et-Vilaine

    - UK: Edinburgh, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Billingham, Sheffield, York, Hull, Sunderland

    - Sweden: Alingsas, Alvsbyn, Arjeplog, Arvidsjaur, Boras, Eskilstuna, Finspang, Fagersta, Boden, Eksjo, Enkoping, Helsingborg, Are, Avesta, Borlange, Hasselholm, Almhult, Arvika, Astorp, Halmastad, Alvesta, Angelholm, Tranas, Uddevalla, Uppsala, Vanersborg, Varberg, Varnamo, Casteras, Vetlanda, Haparanda, Kirstinehamn, Falkenberg, Falun, Gallivare, Gislaved, Hedemora, Hoganas, Jonkoping, Kalix, Karlshamn, Karlskrona, Klippan, Kungalv, Kungsbacka, Ljungby, Lycksele, Malmo, Norrtalje, Sunne, Ostersund, Saffle, Sodertalje, Stenungsund, Strangnas, Stromsund, Arboga, Bollnas, Eslov, Falkoping, Gavle, Hallstahammar, Harnosand, Hudiksvall, Karlstad, Katrineholm, Lidkoping, Lulea, Jokkmokk, Kalmar, Kinna, Kiruna, Koping, Kristianstad, Landskrona, Lund, Motala, Onsala, Oxelosund, Sigtuna, Oskarshamn, Ronneby, Trollhattan, Vadstena, Umea, Vastervik, Vaxjo, Ystad, Visby, Hoegland, Hoernett

    - Greenland: Aappilattoq, Aasiaat, Akunnaaq, Alluitsup, Ammassivik, Arsuk, Atammik, Attu, Eqalugaarsuit, Igaliku, Iginniarfik, Ikamiut, Ikerasaak, Ilimanaq, Illoqqortmiut, Illorsuit, Ilulissat, Innaarsuit, Isotoq, Itterajivit, Kangaamiut, Kangerluk, Kangerlussuaq, Kangersuatiaq, Kapisillit, Kitsissuarsuit, Kullorsuaq, Kulusuk, Kuumiut, Maniitsoq, Naajaat, Nanotralik, Napasoq, Narsaq, Narsarsuaq, Nerlerit Inaat, Niaqornaarsuk, Nuuk, Nuussiaq, Oqaatsut, Paamiut, Qaanaaq, Qaarsut, Qaqortoq, Qasigiannguit, Qassiarsuk, Qassimiut, Qegertarsuaq, Qeqertarsuatsiaat, Saarloq, Saqqaq, Saattut, Sarfannguit, Savissivik, Sermiligaaq, Siorapaluk, Sisimiut, Tasiusaq, Tiniteqilaaq, Tussaaq, Ukkusissat, Upernavik, Uummannaq, Moriusaq, Tasiilaq, Vsskemgf (sorry, that last one was a sneeze).

    - Italy: Terni, Genoa, Naples, Torino, Pisa, Brescia,

    - Switzerland: Nidwalden, Obwalden

    - Greece: Athens, Thessaloniki,

    - Bosnia and Herzegovinia: Sarajevo

    - Croatia: Zagreb

    - Moldova: Chisnau

    - Russia: Samara, Izhevsk, Yaroslavl, Tomsk, Cheboksary, Cherepovets,

    - Iran: Esfahan, Kerman

    - Qatar: Doha

    - Saudi Arabia: Tabuk,

    - Tunisia: Tunis

    - Egypt: Tanta, Damanhur, Banha, Minuf

    - Morocco: Rabat, Oujda, Meknes

    - Senegal: Dakar

    - Somalia: Mogadishu

    - Angola: Lobito, Lubango

    - Ghana: Tamale

    - Mali: Bamako

    - Uganda: Kampala

    - Nigeria: Kaduna, Kano, Wukari

    - Kenya: Ruiru

    - Central African Republic: Bangui

    - Sierra Leone: Freetown

    - Ivory Coast: Abidjan, Korhogo

    - Namibia: Windhoek

    - Madagascar: Tamatave


Asia & Oceania:

      - China: Anshan, Fushun, Benxi, Changzhou, Anqing

     - India: Pune, Pimpri, Jamshedpur, Muzaffarpur, Latur, Sambhal, Amroha, Tenali, Navsari, Bhuj, Bankura, Begusarai, Chas, Buxar, Sujangarh, Dod Ballapur, Madhuban, Valsad, Sirsi, Borsad, Ladnun, Petlad, Kanakapura

     - Pakistan: Peshawar, Jacobabad

     - Bangladesh: Chittagong

     - Kazahkstan: Shymkent

     - Uzbekistan: Namagan, Navoiy


New 2.5m base imagery for: Mexico and Turkey

New Terrain for: Wollongong, Whitsunday Islands, Perth, Hobart, Geelong, Canberra, Cairnes, Adelaide, Honolulu, LA, and Santa Rosa.