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I've mentioned this before, but I want to ask - does anyone else play it?

GeoGuessr is a game based off of google street view. It spawns you anywhere in the world that is registered as google street view. Over 80 countries and many overseas territories use cars for google street view, but there are also 'trekkers', or people who are payed to take a couple pictures in certain places. Every single country has at least one picture. There are more than 1 million possible locations.

I originally started playing geoguessr at the beginning of the summer, as I am taking an advanced geography class, and thought it would be fun to know different countries' geography.

I have gotten very good over the past summer. I know tons of tell-tell things in different countries. Mainland Malaysia has a black sticker on every telephone pole, for example.

I highly recommend this game. You can play it free for 7 days, and then it is 2.99 a month, which is very very reasonable. I play every day. Does anyone else?
 

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I think we've found a person who can get into biogeography. For those who haven't looked into it, it's the study of what species distribution can tell us about our world.
It's all part of trying to understand evolution, geology and current geography. I've oversimplified, but it can make a geography minded person see this hobby of ours in a depth you might find surprising. It's a great game to play, for amateurs like me.
 
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I think we've found a person who can get into biogeography. For those who haven't looked into it, it's the study of what species distribution can tell us about our world.
It's all part of trying to understand evolution, geology and current geography. I've oversimplified, but it can make a geography minded person see this hobby of ours in a depth you might find surprising. It's a great game to play, for amateurs like me.
That is super interesting. I’ll have to look into that. Do you play?
 
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I think we've found a person who can get into biogeography. For those who haven't looked into it, it's the study of what species distribution can tell us about our world.
It's all part of trying to understand evolution, geology and current geography. I've oversimplified, but it can make a geography minded person see this hobby of ours in a depth you might find surprising. It's a great game to play, for amateurs like me.
Have you played?
 

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I play at biogeography with my killies and with Cichlids.

Geoguessr, no. I never get around to playing games, even when they look like fun.
 

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