What is geoguesser?

Five random locations are viewed in street view
on Google Maps - and YOU have to figure out
where you are! The closer you are to correct,
the more points you receive. Click the map
to place a marker. (You can move the marker
around until the moment you click the GUESS button).

We have a great challenge for you.

Explore the World - as geoguesser says.
This idea originated with Reinhard Marx,
Social Studies teacher in Germany and
Janet Barnstable - connecting through
the HLWSKypers (hello little world skypers)

Round 4: December.
In the Northern Hemisphere, this is when
schools just about to break for winter holidays.
In the Southern Hemisphere, you're
looking at coming up the end of the school year!

Good luck to one and all!

Schedule & due dates

Round 1 July 10, 2013

Round 2 August 16, 2013

Round 3 September 20, 2013

Round 4 December 20, 2013

Round 5 February 14, 2014

Round 6 May 9, 2014

All participants will receive certificates; highest winners will receive special award certificates. So even if you know others have a higher score, participate!


  • Student are to work in with 2-4 members.
  • Name the team. (Teacher keeps track of team names and members.)
  • Only one score from each team is eligible for the final award.
  • All entries must be uploaded using the Google form on or before December 20.
  • Fill in this form to enter your score.

Help for students:
  1. Once you are given your first location, look around. See the street signs, vegetation, transportation, whatever you can use to find where this place is.You are in street view, so move around.
  2. Map can be zoomed to pinpoint a more exact location.
  3. Use only one computer for geoguesser; other team members search using the clues gathered!
  4. Try one game just to see how it works, then start again and 'get serious'.

Teacher's duties

  1. Introduce the project to students.
  2. Show students how to save their 'scores' url.
  3. Record and keep track of participating teams.
  4. Remind students to upload their BEST score on December 20th (or before).
  5. Fill in this form to enter your score.

Winning Scores - Junior -- 13 & under; Senior -- 14 & up; Adult or university students


Team Name




July 2013
The Winners' Group
Tim K., Fabian K, Jakob L
Realschule Sundern
July 2013
The Wild Chicks
Janina F., Carla S., Sonja J.
Realschule Sundern
August 2013
Reinhard Marx

Realschule Sundern
September 2013