Pidgeot wrote:From the source code:
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This means that the highest score possible for a single guess is 6479 points. I'm not completely sure how close you have to be in order to get that, but I got that much for an answer that was off by 7 meters, so it's probably close to that.
That's about right. My third try turned up a picture that I thought I recognized; a short search showed that it was in fact the Ипатьевский монастырь (and yeah, I can sorta read Russian, so that's the Ipatyevskiy Monastery), which the wiipedia page
told me was at 57° 46′ 35″ N, 40° 53′ 40″ E, along the shore in Кострома, uh, Kostroma. So far, so good.
But then I spent about an hour trying to trick the geoguessr.com page's little map into navigating to that point. I found no way to give it coordinates; I was reduced to pointing anc (double) clicking, which was slooooooow, especially since it often jumped to a strange place or a strange magnification. That's gotta be one of the most difficult GUI tools I've seen. Even when I knew where I was trying to reach, it took over half an hour to get it there.
But it did tell me "Your guess was 0.025 km from the correct location and gave 6477 points." Now I wonder if there's some explanation of that strange little map widget, so I can actually find a place that I know within half an hour. You'd think that, since it's based on google maps, it would behave somewhat like google maps, but it's rather different, and reflexes based on experience with google maps can really lead you astray.
So where does one learn to play this game efficiently, without lots of "Damn!!"s and time wasted trying to steer that little map widget to where you want to point?