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How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:56 pm

I realize this is the Non-Aviation forum; but this isn't really

"aviation"; this is "virtual aviation"; actually, it's more about

geography than it is about aviation. It will very quickly find out

how well you know where major cities are in Europe.

The only problem with this is......everyone will lie !

If I told you what my score was, you'd say I was lying;

If you tell us that your score is better than mine was,

you're probably lying.

I know a lot of "Europeans" will be seeing this; obviously,

anyone who lives in Europe will know where all the big cities

are at, right ? This little game will definitely find out how well

you know where places are in Europe. So click on the link and

follow the instruction. a "virtual airliner" will take off, heading for

Europe, and it will tell the destination; all you have to do is click

on the destination before the airplane gets there; the problem is,

I think it may be going "supersonic", as it gets to it's destination

VERY quickly ! Be sure to post your FIRST score only;

and don't lie!

http://www.lufthansa-vp.com/vp1/play.html

P.S. Uh Oh......I just happened to think of something.......there are a few
people around here who really fly REAL airliners to some of these places;
that's probably going to give you a big advantage; you're still welcome to
play, but I'm afraid you will be ineligible for the "Grand Prize"......(to be announced later.)

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:01 pm

23,353 points.


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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:07 pm

25693.

Was all going pretty much perfect until i got Cantania, which is apparently in Italy and not Spain.
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:08 pm

28.501.

Some embarrassing mistakes, but overall rather do-able for a European.

In America I'd be totally lost.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:14 pm

You wouldn't want to land at CPH on that map, would you?   

Anway, I got 28673 points.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:15 pm

27624

Nothing to be proud of, I assume. I read Venice and click on Rome - don't ask why, I know where Venice is for crying out loud.

Quoting Rara (Reply 3):
In America I'd be totally lost.

Same here. I can properly locate states (or most of them), but cities would be a lot harder.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:16 pm

29,139

Think I put Dresden on the spot of Leipzig but apart from that it was generally in the right area.
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:29 pm

27091 and up for Virtual Pilot II
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:30 pm

I got 25,585

Good enough I suppose.
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:35 pm

28,188 - It's the Baltic cities that brought down my score.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:39 pm

27,694 points. I misplaced Hamburg (and yet I know where it is, I just had a blank and not enough time to remember) and Bremen.

I'll try it again, I should trigger different cities.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:41 pm

Good find Charley.

Well, I took notes of each landing, with it's miles and score.
I found round 2 perhaps the easiest, the cities in round 1, unless they are well known, tend to distract.

Round 1.

Milan - 9 miles
Belgrade - 186 miles
Cologne - 108 miles
Istanbul - 9 miles
St. Petersburg - 314 miles. (I'd have done better there if was still Leningrad maybe!)

Round 2.

Brussels - 33 miles
Lisbon - 65 miles
Marseille - 57 miles
Izmir - 58 miles (Got lucky, I knew it was Turkey the rest was a guess within the landmass of that country).
Catalina - 532 miles (I thought it was in Spain, it isn't!)

Round 3.

Katowice - 172 miles (Knew it was Poland, the rest was luck, no borders in this round).
Minsk - 80 miles (Knew the general part of the map, the rest was luck).
Ankara - 141 miles
Venice - 95 miles
Hanover - 98 miles.

Total score = 24753 points.

Not a horrible score but not too good either, I like to think I got nearer to many cities, compared to where Ryanair say they are flying to and the distance from the airport they actually land at!

[Edited 2013-03-26 12:44:02]
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Quoting GDB (Reply 11):
I like to think I got nearer to many cities, compared to where Ryanair say they are flying to and the distance from the airport they actually land at!

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:52 pm

Quoting GDB (Reply 11):
Catalina - 532 miles (I thought it was in Spain, it isn't!)

Happened to me, too. Sounds like Catalan, so it must be near Barcelona, right?  
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:54 pm

24752, pretty bad, I kept placing many cities a bit too east.

I wish there was a game like this but about capital / other major cities of all countries worldwide, I've studied some faraway places way more than Europe, just find them more interesting.

[Edited 2013-03-26 13:14:03]
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:58 pm

Quoting GDB (Reply 11):
Catalina - 532 miles (I thought it was in Spain, it isn't!)

I had Catania, not Catalina or Cantania.   I put it on the island of Sardinia.  Wow!
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:08 pm

24,907. Not bad for someone who doesn't live in Europe!
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:10 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 4):
You wouldn't want to land at CPH on that map, would you?

...if you get that city, don't place it anywhere near its true location.  
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:16 pm

24,433. I'm pretty happy with that. Would have done better 15 years ago.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:34 pm

27070*. Would have been higher if I hadn't put Izmir where Adana is.

* Not my first score, I played this game before several years ago.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:40 pm

25,683 here.. what is weird is that I did better at round 3 with no Country boundries... got two of them within 8 miles in that round, and all under 100miles other than Izmir which I had no idea where it was (got 146 on that one).

Fun game though...
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:48 pm

25742. I made some really dumb mistakes with Stockholm and Palma de Mallorca.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:56 pm

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:01 pm

I got 27,812 which I am happy with. I had a general idea where every European city was but I was surprised how vague I was on the location of Oslo and Stockholm.
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:03 pm

21,650
Not bad for a North American!

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:23 pm

26064. Would have been a little better if I hadn't gotten Dresden and Hamburg confused, or had any idea what part of Italy I should have clicked for Catania (I guessed north).
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:27 pm

27358, not bad, a couple of clangers cost points but I'm happy with the result.
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:36 pm

27076 Could have done better than that 
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:44 pm

28580,
but i ruined my score by putting Gothenburg into Norway.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:55 pm

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:58 pm

22021...Not bad for someone from a country where people can't even find Kansas on a map  . I know my European cities better than I thought...

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:09 pm

Twenty Eight Thousand One Hundred Thirty Nine
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:10 pm

27727

Could have been better. CPH location was not fair. :P
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:21 pm

27952 points

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:22 pm


I was fortunate in that it picked cities I have been to multiple times. Is it possible to get a perfect placement. I got 3 miles off on Stockholm. Doubt each pixel equal 3 miles or less.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:28 pm

26702 I am suprised I put the spot most of the time at less than 60miles from cities with no boundaries and I am not in Europe or born anywhere near...
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:09 pm

26990.


I put Amsterdam to Calais, Bilbao to Lisbon, and I botched Riga.


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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:43 pm

Not too bad :

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:46 pm

Did better than I expected, and surprisingly even better on the round without borders:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/L.jpg

Worst position was Bologna, 86 miles out.
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:53 pm

26376! Confused Turkey for Ukraine, however! 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:58 pm

My score is 27119

It wasn't that bad :P
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:43 am

24548 Not too bad

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:22 am

26160...quite a shame. I placed Helsinki to the wrong place and had no idea where is Faro.

Good game, by the way. Thanks Charley!
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:23 am

28053.

Nice game – but I would apparently sometimes suck at navigating a hypersonic airliner with no technical aids and with no insight into the flight plan up to a few seconds prior to landing...!   

Main errors: Malaga is on the spanish mainland, of course, and Tallinn is further notheast than my first click...
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:36 am

27,977 first try

I like how the game mixes up the cities if you try again.

Did worse on second try.
 
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:53 am

Not worth a rat's backside, although I misunderstood how it worked and had a couple of throwaways.

19,375

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:01 am

27,804.

Biggest mistake was putting Prague a bit too far to the South-East. A little harder without the borders!

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:01 am

28,662 on the first one. 28,787 on the second. Hooray!

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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:06 am

26,477. Saw the U.S. Cities in red and got excited thought it would ask some of those too. Not bad though. I have a degree in geography so thankfully I did ok.
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RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:12 am

27435. I was surprised I got Belgrade as close as I did!
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