Vector Maps: Maps Mania: Guess the Location

The University of St Andrews Library has released a fun little game which requires you to guess the location depicted in random photographs from the university’s photographic collection. There are around one million photographs in the university’s collection, dating back to 1844.

Guess the Location shows you a random photograph from the University’s photographic collection and asks you to identify the location shown in the picture by clicking on an interactive map. After you have submitted your answer the real location where the photograph was captured is revealed on the map. You also told how near your guess was to the correct location.

During my limited time playing the game around 98% of the photographs I was shown were of golfers and/or golf courses. It shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that the University of St Andrews has a number of photography collections dedicated to golf and golf courses (the town of St Andrews is home to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and is known worldwide as the “home of golf”).

Vector Maps: Maps Mania: Guess the Location

If you don’t like golf then you might want to play the ever popular GeoGuessr instead. This game shows you a series of random Google Maps Street View images. You are required to guess where each image was captured by clicking on the location on a Google Map. You are then awarded points based on how near you guessed to the correct location.

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