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Cities by Satellite #1

Difficulty level: impossible. Guess the cities that are depicted in these satellite images.
All images from the Landsat satellite
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Last updated: April 03, 2018
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level 79
Jul 28, 2017
These satellite city quizzes really give my brain a good work out. Hope to see more.
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level 48
Jul 29, 2017
Loved it! 100%
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level 71
Aug 1, 2017
Fantastic quiz, really forces you to think! Besides Venice, Dubai, Monaco and Montreal, which were instantly obvious to me, I had to really think about the other ones, and tried to reallly recognize features on the photos instead of simply typing in major cities as quickly as I could. Although perhaps I should have, as I wouldn't have missed Boston... D'oh! I knew that layout was familiar!!!!!!!! II must have 3 maps of Boston as home from previous trips, I should have recognized it.
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level 67
Aug 3, 2017
I would never have got the bottom line. I didn't see any discernable features that made me think of those cities.
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level 61
Oct 18, 2017
I only got Montreal because of the F1 circuit.
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level 64
Aug 4, 2017
Shoulda gotten Boston... Oh well
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level 75
Oct 18, 2017
That feeling when you miss the city you were born in.
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level 64
Oct 18, 2017
Ditto...
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level 56
Oct 18, 2017
Some tough ones there - good stuff (more please).
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level 59
Oct 18, 2017
Is it me, or does the image for Buenos Aires sort look like Djibouti and the Red Sea.
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level 61
Oct 18, 2017
It's not just you.
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level 54
Nov 8, 2017
Definitely not just you...
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level 43
Jan 12, 2019
thought the same thing
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level 45
Mar 1, 2019
That doesn't look that much like the Gulf of Tadjoura, but I can see how someone might get them confused.
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level 66
Apr 5, 2019
I'm sort of with you, but I tried Berbera (Somaliland), because I was also convinced it was in that area - and I was pretty sure it wasn't Djibouti. Anyway, I checked, and Berbera doesn't sit across from Yemen like that. Eventually, I did get it - I don't know how - but I did take a boat once from B.A. to Colonia - one hour to get across a river! (Anyway, as if it was going to be Berbera.)
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level 55
Oct 18, 2017
Sydney was the only obvious one to me- obvious because I've lived here all my life!
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level 55
Oct 18, 2017
surely Monte Carlo should be acceptable for Monaco
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level 49
Oct 18, 2017
I also refused to enter random cities and only entered answers I was sure of. Four of them came right away including two I know from of all things - board games; Venice and Amsterdam. Got two more by recognizing the water. I'm just curious if Windsor would have worked for Detroit.
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level 54
Oct 19, 2017
#1: large and building-packed city with only one long sinuous river... London? Hooray! #2: geometrical city with dykes/polders and stuff... Amsterdam? Hooray! #3: no idea, looks like Channel of panama.. Panama City? Not even close. #4: Dubai, ofc. #5 to #9: no idea, only 01:30 remaining, must hurry... #10: huh... ocean by east, large city, could be many... Shanghai? No, but at least found #6... #11: small and full of yachts docked... Monaco? Hooray! #12: no idea, 0:40 remaining, really not enough time... #13: lake, river, lake, river... Great Lakes? Detroit? Hooray! #14: 0:15 remaining, much like Detroit, what major city is near... Montreal? Hooray! #15: time up, didn't even noticed 7/15, but almost all on first try... Would appreciate really much if it was given at least one more minute to let us think a little more...
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level 63
Oct 21, 2017
You took the quiz, and took notes on your progress at the same time?
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level 46
Apr 21, 2019
Polders and dykes in amsterdam??? Hahaha really? They are just canals
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level 75
Oct 19, 2017
I hate to be that guy but... the picture of Detroit is also a picture of Windsor. :P
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level 43
Oct 20, 2017
...
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level 67
Jun 28, 2018
And the picture of Sydney is also of some local 'burb of the city it wouldn't exist without.
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level 66
Apr 5, 2019
I tried Windsor, just to see if it would work. (It's a little different than the Sydney example - it's the only place I know of where you drive north from Canada to get to the U.S.)
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level 39
Dec 6, 2017
Could you give a little more time maybe? You have to click on all the pictures to see anything which takes a lot of extra seconds.
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level 46
Apr 21, 2019
what are you trying to see, street signs?
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level 67
Jun 28, 2018
At quick glance Singapore resembles Hong Kong. Of course, there's another island missing to the south.
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level 31
Aug 7, 2018
I missed Istanbul and Chicago. But the satellite picture of Buenos Aires does look a lot like the Red Sea, Djibouti and Yemen. It may be Buenos Aires though, too. I think they look very alike. No idea! But a great quiz! Thanks for making it! Can Monte Carlo work for Monaco or is it just a neighbourhood in Monaco?
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level 56
Nov 7, 2018
It is Bs. As.
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level 28
Sep 3, 2018
FINISHED IT WITH 2:48 TO GOOOOOOOO
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level 22
Feb 16, 2019
I got all of them first try with 3:09 to go. Maybe I'm just a complete nerd :(
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level 45
Mar 1, 2019
How did 9% miss Dubai; for me it's one of the most recognizable cities by satellite image!
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level 46
Apr 21, 2019
amsterdam venice london and dubai I got instantly, monaco after a few seconds. The rest.... I didnt get much further than ow, this is on an east coast an ow, this is at the end of a river. And hmm looks like another harbour. ow and i did guess the chicago one was in america... kind of streght lines like looking at a parking lot
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