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Remember when Google Earth Pro used to cost a mind-boggling $400? Google now offers it for free, turning an already beloved product into our go-to method for learning more about Earth and its geographic treasures.
If you love geography and the wonders of the world, then take this opportunity to explore the world from your armchair. Tucked away inside Google Earth is a wonderful little geography quiz in partnership with Atlas Obscura.
Google Earth’s Geography Quiz
“Atlas Obscura takes you to some of the most beautiful—and intriguing—places on the planet. Know where Morning Glory Pool is? Or the hot springs of Dallol? See how well you know your planet, and explore these places in Google Earth.”
The questions and the locales are fertile ground for a site like Atlas Obscura. The popular traveler’s guidebook loves to dig up rare and hidden wonders around the world. It’s a perfect blend of history and geography. So, just click on the blue Let’s Go button and hit a spot on the blue orb of Google Earth.
Pick an answer from the multiple choices and Google Earth will give you the answer. Either way, you will get to jump to the specific spot on the 3D globe and explore it further. Go from cool ice caves in Alaska to the blazing salt mines of Ethiopia. Learn about geographical features and romantic legends.
In the end, just walk away with a better appreciation of the world we live in. There are only seven questions in the first edition of this quiz. Google Earth will continue to update the quizzes with other themes as they hint the next one might be about “magnificent castles and palaces”. Until then, don’t miss these Google Earth gems.