Despite my best efforts last week, the skyline and satellite image were correctly identified.

Great job to Jes, Bisol, and Caitlin. Jes and Bisol recognized hints of the Montreal skyline and Caitlin picked up on Copenhagen. Great job guys!!

Here’s this week’s challenge!

The Skyline!

The Satellite Image!

1) identify the skyline
2) determine if the satellite image is of the same location
3) if not, determine the location of the satellite image

Good luck!

10 thoughts on “SKYLINE 12

  • 8/28/2006 at 10:20 am

    The skyline is Brussels, notably the Atomium, which was built for the 1958 World’s Fair.

    I give up on the satellite, I could be here looking all day and not get an answer.

  • 8/28/2006 at 11:34 am

    I second the Brussels. I did a report on that city for high school French class and I made a miniature version of the Atomium.

    As for the satellite….. wow. This one ain’t easy. I’ll keep looking, but, I’ve already ruled out anywhere in the USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe.

  • 8/28/2006 at 6:21 pm

    Wow, it’s not in Japan or Korea either. I’ve also looked at China, and I haven’t found it along the coast yet. I didn’t find it in coastal Africa or Asia. Maybe I missed it? Maybe that’s not ocean water? Maybe it’s it’s in the South Pacific or the Caribbean?

    This one has really got me!

    [but I’m still looking]

  • 8/28/2006 at 6:55 pm

    I don’t think it’s an ocean. Look in the bottom right corner at the large picture, that looks like a river to me. The airport is the key to getting this one, but I’m stumped.

  • 8/28/2006 at 8:12 pm

    I’m still thinking it’s the ocean (or a really big lake).

    Why? Looking at the smaller inset image, it appears that it’s a river. However, that brownish-greenish, dark-spotted area of the map is definitely water, most likely an ocean. If you fly around Google Maps for a while, you’ll notice that the color of the ocean changes a lot by location. This color combination isn’t uncommon. Because the color goes from aqua to that ugliness, that means that it’s probably a pretty large body of water (either the ocean or a large lake).

    There is a river here, though, which is the curvy thing in the upper left corner of the little image.

    Other clues:
    The scale is such that 1″ = 1 mile (on my screen at least).
    There’s a tiny island out to the west.
    It’s in a region where Google doesn’t have any maps (no US, Canada, most of Europe, Australia, and Japan).

    Becky, we can figure this out!

  • 8/28/2006 at 8:50 pm


    Mike D!

    You tricky nick! Did you change the inset image such that the city name doesn’t show up????? (It shows up on mine… that’s why I never looked here.)

    I finally figured it out. After scouring the entire Asian, African, and South American coastlines, too!

    Clues for Becky: it is on the ocean, the scale is about 1″ = 2 miles, and it’s in one of the areas where Google has roadmaps.

  • 8/28/2006 at 8:54 pm

    Also, I’ll add…

    When I was guessing cities for Skyline #5, this city was my first guess… so I’ve seen this satellite image before (just zoomed in one more level).


  • 8/30/2006 at 7:03 pm

    actually, no.

    Nothing was changed or manipulated. In fact, I don’t remember how I managed to rid the little picture of the city name.

    Well done though. Very well done. I’m going to have to work harder to stump you.

  • 8/30/2006 at 8:25 pm

    I was thinking… maybe you captured that image several months ago when you collected all of those skyline photos? Because then, you would have nabbed it before Google Maps added that feature?

  • 9/5/2006 at 3:40 pm

    Since it’s been a week, I might as well say that it was Anchorage, AK, for all of the people (if any) who still care.


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