• Find Your Way Home Using Google Streetview
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After seeing this on /v/ of all places, I thought I should share this oddly addicting passtime with Facepunch. [url]http://www.mapcrunch.com/[/url] This site will spawn you in a random location in a country of your choice. Enable "hide location" (so you don't know where you are) and "cities only" (so you don't spawn in the middle of nowhere, or on a highway), then either try to navigate home, or to the nearest airport. I tell you, after wandering aimlessly through Britain's endless suburban forest, it's a relief to a see a roadsign pointing towards London so I know where the fuck I am and where I'm going. [media]http://i55.tinypic.com/2lwrngh.png[/media] [B]THREAD MUSIC(S):[/B] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1yYDuSf3C4&feature=related[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy4UP_dCjAk[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TD_pSeNelU[/media] [media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=cPQcnjlwtE4[/media]
Seems awesome, I'll give it a try.
Shit, I'm retarded and really bad at this kind of thing. I'll give it a shot (see you all in 5 days time).
I ended up in Hong Kong. I live in the UK. Oh fuck
Oh god I'm in Germany.
[QUOTE=QuickSnapz;28462424]I ended up in Hong Kong. I live in the UK. Oh fuck[/QUOTE] You can choose to isolate it to the UK. By the way is it me or will this take ages? I've spent the last 2 minutes clicking my way down a single street... Edit: Ooooo, never mind, you don't have to use the arrows, you can just click the end of the street.
[QUOTE=Ali Legend;28462460]You can choose to isolate it to the UK. By the way is it me or will this take ages? I've spent the last 2 minutes clicking my way down a single street...[/QUOTE] You don't have to click the arrows. If the cursor forms a small circle on the road ahead you can skip all the way there, it's much faster.
It would be sorta kinda nice if Streetview was faster at navigating because this just tends to spawn me several thousand miles away from where I live
where the fuck am i
I landed right next to an Airport near some place called Helsinki, do I win?
OK I've worked out from the shop names that I'm in Surrey..
I ended up on my street, ahahah.
Heading north east to london (I hope :v:) so I can get home.
Does Exeter have an airport?
How come I can't isolate to Ireland? Do I have to walk home from England?
i'm about 30 miles from my house, damn, this is going to be hard
Live in VA, USA. Choose random place in USA, get wisconsin. Got a looonggggg way to go. [editline]6th March 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Intoxicated Spy;28462739]i'm about 30 miles from my house, damn, this is going to be hard[/QUOTE] I'm about 150
Outskirts of london. Should be home 'soon'.
[QUOTE=Aleister;28462721]How come I can't isolate to Ireland? Do I have to walk home from England?[/QUOTE] Find the nearest international airport. [editline]6th March 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=The Great Ghast;28462741]I'm about 150[/QUOTE] I'm at the other end of the fucking country
I live in a town in england. Would that still come up in cities only
Woa, got Norway, witch is where i live, but i spawned all the way north, and i live in oslo. Fml gave up when i saw location
I live in Arizona, got some random rural street in Texas. Should be fun.
[QUOTE=Aleister;28462721]How come I can't isolate to Ireland? Do I have to walk home from England?[/QUOTE] You can select the "My Map" thing so it only chooses random locations in the area selected.
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This is awesome I am in Antarctica with penguins and people! Wait how do I get out of here? [img]http://gyazo.com/bc82324783626d01185a0fea94963d56.png[/img]
[QUOTE=meepugh;28462926]This is awesome I am in Antarctica with penguins and people! Wait how do I get out of here? [img_thumb]http://gyazo.com/bc82324783626d01185a0fea94963d56.png[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] ahahah. Why would you want to get out of there though? That is fucking awesome!
Here are some more of this awesome expidition! (Media'd for size) [media]http://gyazo.com/cc500aa26d4d813a4ffbf814fded662c.png[/media] [media]http://gyazo.com/5f7ed2539f30a772f61f8a49e29573f8.png[/media] [media]http://gyazo.com/6fa1a75be2e8c00fd4212f8b613e6d91.png[/media] [media]http://gyazo.com/d7da57f4b91f14b45bbbcd6a4b1fe498.png[/media] [media]http://gyazo.com/a92f41018b7c9c1404aecdad1e8292ad.png[/media] [media]http://gyazo.com/ba324f74317714f699814d6c3704acb9.png[/media] This is awesome!
No Street View in Russia :frown:
BABY MODE : don't do anything to complicate your life, use GPS, show country and location. EASY MODE : don't use any GPS or maps help, but you use show country NORMAL MODE : use show country, use cities only, don't hide location HARD MODE : use show country, use cities only, hide location, don't use anykind of help SUPER-HARD MODE : don't show country, use cities only, hide location, don't use anykind of help STALKER MODE : only go into a country you don't know the language, don't use cities, hide location, don't use anykind of help, explore until you sleep, in a dark room, with STALKER OST
Of course it puts me on the complete opposite side of my fucking country.
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