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Martin Fussen [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
15 years ago3,208 views

A new online game based on google maps started last week. It's called placespotting and it's (oviously) about spotting places on earth. You get a satellite picture and some hints and have to find the place on a google map.

New map riddles can be created and sent to friends.

Here ist the Link: www.placespotting.com

And here a sample of a riddle: www.placespotting.com/solve.php?placeId=21B4-46CA294E-163A

Martin

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

First " Risk " , now this eh?
Cool :)

Thanks Martin

Peter [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Really cool...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

nice!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Adding the scroll wheel zoom feature would be a lot more pleasant.
http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2007/04/v278-go-ahead-scroll-your-mouse-wheels.html

Martin Fussen [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Didn't know of this, I will add it in the next few days

Peter [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]Martin: How many visits do you have per day?

Martin Fussen [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Hi, at the moment we have 620 stored riddles, 8815 solutions and 72604 views... And I hope that is just the beginning ;-)

Peter [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Not bad but maybe not enough to sell it to Google ;-)

Martin Fussen [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

... maybe. But if everybody posts a link in his favourite blog or forum we could increase the number of riddles!!!

Martin Fussen [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

What do you think about the site. What has to be improoved, and what other features are needed?

Martin Fussen [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

I already got a wish list:
- geocoding field
- enabling of scroll wheel
- sorting by zoom level

I will try to implement these features in the next one or two versions...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Cool

Martin Fussen [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Hi, I added some new feature
- the scroll wheel can be used to zoom in and out
- search results can be sorted by zoom level
- an expandable help bar
- some minor changes in the design

How do you like the new features?
Martin

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