Category Archives: WOGE

Where on Google Earth #597

In WOGE 596, we headed up the Nile River to the Aswan Dam.

Now, in a guest post, first-time winner Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley (@ConnectedWaters) takes us here:

Where On Google Earth 597

Find the location, and leave a comment describing the important geology/hydrology/etc. of the scene. The person to leave the first correct location/comment gets to host the next WOGE.

Complete rules, hints, and a kmz file of previous locations can be found on Felix’s blog.

Good hunting, and thanks, Stephanie, for the new image!

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Where on Google Earth #596

In WOGE #595, Ole took us to Easter Island, figuring that it may take a while for it to be found! It would have taken me much longer to find had Felix not remarked about how it was a little early for that place!

Now for WOGE 596, we leave the volcanic cones behind.

Where on Google Earth #596

Find the location, and leave a comment describing the important geology/hydrology/etc. of the scene. The person to leave the first correct location/comment gets to host the next WOGE.

Good hunting!

Update: I neglected to mention that hints on searching, rules for hosting WOGE, and previous WOGE locations (.kmz) are available from Felix.

Where on Google Earth #525

Felix rang in the new year with a trip to the New Year Mine in Nevada.

Now, for WOGE 525, we leave the desert behind. Your task is to find the location of this image, as well as to post a comment with a description of the important geology, hydrology, or other -ology shown in the image.

woge_525

To encourage first-time players, I would ask that any previous winners wait until at least 20:00 1/15/2016 UTC before posting (roughly 24 hours). Rules, hints, and a .kml file with previous WOGE locations can be found here.

Update 0055 UTC 1/25/2016: In the east of the WOGE 525 scene is a reservoir. The next (downstream) widening of the waterway is here:
woge_525b

Where on Google Earth #512

For WOGE 511, we went to the north end of the Piqiang fault in Xinjiang, China, and saw some spectacular satellite-visible structural geology.

Here for WOGE 512, there is more vegetation:
woge_512

To play, find the location on Google Earth, then leave a comment describing a little about the geology/geography/hydrology etc. of the area and why it is interesting. The winner will choose the next location and host WOGE 513 on their blog. Full rules here, tips/tricks, and a KMZ file of past locations are available.

Good luck!

Where on Google Earth #496

With WOGE 495, Ole showed us some interesting mines, fjords, and a shear zone on Senja island in Norway.

Here is WOGE 496. It may be a bit challenging, but I think there are a few clues in there.
woge_496

Post the latitude, longitude, and a description of the geology/hydrology/other-relevant-ology in the comments. An archive of the past locations and some tips for searching are available here.

Good luck!

Where on Google Earth #492

For WOGE #491, Ole showed us a Jurassic/Cretaceous endorheic basin in Argentina, where little water-erosion has taken place since the deposition of the tephra and lavas.

While the forests in WOGE #491 were petrified, the forests of WOGE #492 are still very much alive.
woge_492

Find this place on Google Earth, then post the latitude and longitude in the comments, along with a description of the geology, geography, or other interesting -ologies of the place. The first commenter to correctly identify the place will host the next WOGE (guest-hosting can be arranged). A list of previous WOGE selections is available here (kmz) and here (twitter).

Where on Google Earth #490

In WOGE 489, Ole took us to Ubundu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the muddy Lualaba River is joined by two clearer tributaries and flows over the Boyoma Falls (previously Stanley Falls).

Here I present WOGE 490:
woge_490

Find this place on Google Earth, then post the latitude and longitude in the comments, along with a description of the geology, geography, or other interesting -ologies of the place. The first commenter to correctly identify the place will host the next WOGE (guest-hosting can be arranged). A list of previous WOGE selections is available here (kmz) and here (twitter).