Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Test your geography knowledge

This week we'll be celebrating Geography Awareness Week by highlighting unique spatial visualizations of data.

In honor of GIS Day, the highlight of Geography Awareness Week, I have a three geography games to share:

Test your knowledge of the states in the United States by placing them (correctly) on the national map:

Or go abroad and play one of the many geography games at Lizard Point maps which range from naming European capitals to identifying the provinces in Afghanistan and identifying the nations in South America.

And last, but not least, is The World's Geo Quiz Challenge from Public Radio International.

Please feel free to share your score(s) in the comment section!

Happy GIS Day!


  1. For what it's worth, my score: 94%, 17 mile average error, 272 seconds. (It was hard to figure out Kentucky with no highway map or other features for reference!)

  2. 96%, 8 mile average error, 324 seconds (while also working on real work). I spent much of the time being grateful that it didn't give me Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska or any of the other interior states (aside from Tennessee, the source of most of my error) before I had something for reference.


your insights?