Welcome to Volume III of Guess the Google Map, one of Bulbagarden's oldest games originally started by @Evil Figment, revived with his blessings.
How to Play:
A user will look up a map on Google (in satellite mode), find a location, screen cap it without labels and post it here for everyone to guess. Please spoiler any maps larger than 800px wide.
When taking a screen cap, please make sure the 45 degree mode is disabled (as shown in the spoiler) and to make sure all distinguishing labels are off.
Once posted, users will try and guess the landmark or location indicated by the current map. The current map poster is to provide the type of location they're looking for specifically be it a city, road, object, building, body of water or other geographic feature. They must also provide the specific continent the location is featured in.
When making a guess, please do either of the following so that your guess can be confirmed quickly.
1. Quote the post (that has the picture)
2. Mention the person that posted the picture (done by putting @ in front of the username)
Additionally, the current map poster may offer a simple hint to start with, but they don't have to. They may also offer a trivia type question related to the map itself earning users extra points. This is also not mandatory.
If there are no appropriate guesses after a week, the current map poster should provide a suitable hint.
The user who gets the location right earns the chance to post the next map and some points. They may offer to pass their turn off if they don't wish to post a map. You may not pass on a map more than twice (you must post a follow up map after your third guess or subsequent maps guessed don't contribute to your score).
Life is no fun without a little friendly competition. Traditionally these points represent the number of maps a person has found and serve no real meaning. They still won't but to allow newer players to catch up and not feel left behind, we'll have a new scoring method where we keep track of 'seasonal' winners: players who can earn the most points over the course of 3 months.
The next rotation period will occur on March 1rst, 2012.
4 Points [Guess a map within 24 hours of being posted]
2 Points [Guess a map within a week of being posted]
1 Point [Guess a map any later than a week after being posted]
2 Points [Bonus points for any trivia questions answered]
Two tallies will be kept, the traditional one for overall maps found and the seasonal score. The overall map score will remain cumulative for the life of this thread while the seasonal score will be reset every 3 months.
Here are the locations that have been the subjects of maps so far (A big thanks to Sourcandy for compiling this!)
Players Maps Guessed Right (Overall) Points Earned (Winter 2012)
Sourcandy 19 20
exordia 15 26
Mintaka 15 17
Hellion 12 10
Derier44 3 0
Tsuness 2 0
Rayne 2 0
Santabomb 2 8
Buoysel. 1 0
coolking503 1 0
J J M 1 0
mariowie 1 3
minimag 1 0
Muddy Mudkip 1 0
Neonsands 1 0
Pokemad 1 4
Guardian of Johto 0 0
Zhwoobatte 0 0
Summer 2011 edition: Hellion
Fall 2011 edition: Sourcandy
Winter 2012 edition: exordia