Google Street View treasure hunt!

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Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tractakid » 05 Jun 2012, 12:38

Simple concept, could be fun. Requires good, honest participation.

Respond to the previous post type game.

I'll start with a criteria to find on google maps street view. The person that finds the object will post a direct link to street view, the chain icon found in the top right corner of the left hand panel. Preferably, tick the short URL box for convenience.

As an example, if the criteria would be "find tractakid" (a bad example for an in game criteria, as this is the only example i'm aware of)), the link you would need to post is: http://goo.gl/maps/fHL3

The person that meets this criteria will then choose a new criteria, OF WHICH THEY MUST HAVE FOUND AN EXAMPLE THEMSELVES.

if no one finds anything within 5 days, anyone may post with a new criteria to find. It may be wise to add restrictions, such as 'within London' or another geographical location.

This game requires a good dosage of common sense.

The first criteria is: A DISTRICT LINE UNDERGROUND TRAIN, excluding trains at depots.
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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tractakid » 05 Jun 2012, 14:40

http://goo.gl/maps/ns4C Wahoo!

Please find me a roundabout with a tree on it!
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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by RobbieM » 18 Jun 2012, 17:41

tractakid wrote:http://goo.gl/maps/ns4C Wahoo!

Please find me a roundabout with a tree on it!
Will more than one tree do, or does it have to be just one?
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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by kateyay » 18 Jun 2012, 19:15

If more than one is acceptable, please find one here! : http://goo.gl/maps/5eG8

If this is also acceptable, please can someone find a dog being walked somewhere in the UK? :)

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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by RobbieM » 18 Jun 2012, 19:42

kateyay wrote:Please can someone find a dog being walked somewhere in the UK? :)
Here it is! http://goo.gl/maps/4mKW In fact, there's a couple. Double points?

Now a tough one perhaps, a bicycle chained to some railings please...!
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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tractakid » 19 Jun 2012, 12:22

Wow, what are the chances! First place I checked! http://goo.gl/maps/ERLP

Find for me please, a game of cricket in progress!
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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by snudge27 » 20 Jun 2012, 14:52

Got one!

http://goo.gl/maps/H6H1

Now find me, please, a Berlin U-Bahn train...

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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tractakid » 20 Jun 2012, 17:19

uefacup81 wrote:Got one!

http://goo.gl/maps/H6H1

Now find me, please, a Berlin U-Bahn train...
I believe this is an U-Bahn train. It took me a while to find!

http://goo.gl/maps/CENM

Find me a reflection of the street view car taking the image! (or, alternatively, an image of another street view car)
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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by RobbieM » 20 Jun 2012, 17:32

Try http://goo.gl/maps/j1Rl. It's faint, but it's there!

Find me an empty roadside recycling box.
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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by snudge27 » 23 Jun 2012, 21:51

tractakid wrote:
uefacup81 wrote:Got one!

http://goo.gl/maps/H6H1

Now find me, please, a Berlin U-Bahn train...
I believe this is an U-Bahn train. It took me a while to find!

http://goo.gl/maps/CENM

Find me a reflection of the street view car taking the image! (or, alternatively, an image of another street view car)
Bloody hell, mate! You really did go right out into the sticks for that one... and surprisingly close to my old home!

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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tubeguru » 24 Jun 2012, 15:06

Did you choose that knowing that the entire bloody EX-NLL was undergoing engineering works on the day Google took a picture of London?

I can find some old Silverlink-coloured 313s. Do they count?
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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tubeguru » 24 Jun 2012, 15:21

OK, how about this one at Willesden Junction then?

http://goo.gl/maps/uouY

That's a Silverlink 313 isn't it? And does that mean it's my turn?
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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tubeguru » 24 Jun 2012, 15:46

OK then. I would like you to find a Smart Fortwo that is NOT parked at/outside/near/within reasonable distance of a Smart or Mercedes dealership.

That's this model: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26210157@N08/2498411107/
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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by Starkey7 » 24 Jun 2012, 21:29

I miss the 313s.

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Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by Sam » 24 Jun 2012, 21:31

FCC still have them on the local lines that go through Drayton Park etc.
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