Guess the City Based on Street Video

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The world has a lot of streets. The United States is the country with the most streets. The United States has 6,853,024 kilometers of streets. India is the second ranked country with 5,903,293 km of streets, followed by China with 5,012,500 km. The European Union has a total of 6,250,547 km of streets.

Some cities have iconic street views. The Champs-Élysées in Paris, Lombard Street in San Francisco, Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, and Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem are just a few of the many famous streets found around the world.

Lombard Street in San Francisco is famous for its eight hairpin turns.  Photo:  Lombard Street in 2020 by Christopher Michel, CC BY 4.0, Mediawiki
Lombard Street in San Francisco is famous for its eight hairpin turns. Photo: Lombard Street in 2020 by Christopher Michel, CC BY 4.0, Mediawiki

Other city streets are not so easily identifiable but clues about its location can be gleamed from sounds and visual clues found in the buildings, signs, and cars.

Guess the City Using Sounds and Visual Clues

City Guesser is an online geography game that uses audio and visual street video to provide hints about where in the world the city is located.

Inspired by GeoGuessr, players are shown a video shot walking around a city and have to correctly place a pin on the map as to where they think that location is.

User can guess the city for a variety of countries in this street view level video game. Screenshot of Cityguessr.
User can guess the city for a variety of countries in this street view level video game. Screenshot of Cityguessr.

User can guess city locations that are worldwide or restricted to just Europe, Asia, or one of ten different countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, and Japan.

There is also a City Guesser option for locating famous monuments from around the world.

Playing City Guesser

Make sure you have your sound on before playing. You can play with the sound off but often you will miss critical clues such as the language spoken or background city noises.

Each guess features a video taken as a person walks along a street or park. How hard it will be to guess the location depends on your knowledge of the area featured as well as clues in the video. Things to look for to help with guessing are license plates, street signs, banners hanging from street poles, languages being spoken in the background, and business signs.

Other clues can be gleaned from the weather shown in the video. Snow on the ground? This street view certainly own

Try it: City Guesser

Screenshot from the City Guesser geography game.
Screenshot from the City Guesser geography game.

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