Where in the world is... (Answers)

Monday, August 31, 2009 at 4:15 PM


So how many were you able to figure out? I hope you didn't spend too much time on #7 as that was the false factoid. The images featured on the quiz included imagery from Geo-Eye, DigitalGlobe and aerial providers. I hope you had fun with the quiz; see you next time!

1) This city hosted Stage 4 and was the departure of Stage 5 in the 2008 Tour De France.
-- Cholet, France

2) Unscramble this: D-E-E-R-B-A-G-O
-- Beograde (Belgrade), Serbia

3) This port city in the Piura Region, hosted a United States air base during World War II.
-- Talara, Peru

4) Every October this city hosts an International Balloon Fiesta; with over 1,000 hot air balloons each year, it's the largest hot air balloon gathering in the world.
-- Albuquerque, New Mexico

5) The siege of this city was the longest siege in the history of modern warfare lasting from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia

6) This is one of the oldest and largest cities in Poland.
-- Krakcow, Poland

7) This city was founded after the civil war in 1578, named after the infamous bridge battle the decided the outcome of the war.
-- Trick question!

8) This city houses Russia's biggest nuclear submarine base.
-- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

9) This city is approximately 244 kilometres (152 mi) from Ankara, 255 kilometres (158 mi) from Adana, 222 kilometres (138 mi) from Izmir, and 300 kilometres (186 mi) from Istanbul.
-- Antalya, Turkey

10) This city was founded after the Port Royal earthquake in the 17th century.
-- Kingston, Jamaica

Following is a more complete version of the updates in this data push:

Americas:
United States: Alburqurque, Beaumont (Texas), part of the Mississippi River, Jefferson County (FL), Cass County (MO), Hamilton County (IA), Western Michigan, Portage (MI), Clinton County (MI), Eaton County (MI), Ingham County (MI), Greenville (SC), Baltimore (MD), Charles County (MD), Calvert County (MD), Dorchester County (MD), Carroll County (MD), Frederick County (MD).
Canada: Surrey (BC)
Peru: Talara
Argentina: Salta, Santiago del Estero, Villa Mercedes, Bahia Blanca
Brazil: Santa Maria, Joinville, Santos, Montes Claros, Petrolina, Araguaina, Parnaiba, Belem

Europe, Middle East, & Africa:
France: Manche, Mayenne, Maine-et-Loire, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-er-Mosselle, Lozere, Herault, Pau
Lithuania: Vilnius
Poland: Krakow, Lodz, Auschwitz
Slovakia: Bratlsavia
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo
Serbia: Belgrade
Moldova: Chisinau
Russia: Perm, Chita, Avacha
Libya: Benghazi
Syria: Aleppo
Iran: Mashad
Turkey: Antalya
Pakistan: Lahore
Guinea-Bissau: Bissau
Guinea: Conakry
Liberia: Monrovia
Kenya: Mombasa
Swaziland: Mbabane

Asia & Oceania:
China: Nanchang, Yumen, Altay, Taizhou, Huaian, Chuzhou, Xingtai, Shijiazhuang, Leting, Baotou
New Zealand: Christchurch, Wellington, Bay of Plenty, Waipa
Antarctica: McMurdo Station

New 2.5m base imagery for: Mexico, Argentina, and India

For even more fun exploring the new imagery,
here is a KML outlining all the areas receiving new data. Please note, if you see an area that is updated and not in this KML file, you're not crazy! As part of this update we are re-shuffling many of our satellite scenes to ensure that in areas where we have many satellite scenes stacked on top of each other that the newest image is visible. These are not considered 'new' updates since they've been available through Google Earth's Historical Imagery feature.