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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 3, 2018
First submittedJuly 28, 2017
Times taken22,037
Rating4.41
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+5
level 80
Jul 28, 2017
These satellite city quizzes really give my brain a good work out. Hope to see more.
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level 67
May 4, 2019
I agree. Only 60% but this is how you learn - which is the whole point.
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level 47
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 62
Oct 18, 2017
I only got Montreal because of the F1 circuit.
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level 67
Aug 4, 2017
Shoulda gotten Boston... Oh well
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level 77
Oct 18, 2017
That feeling when you miss the city you were born in.
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level 67
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 60
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 62
Oct 18, 2017
It's not just you.
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level 53
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 67
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 57
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 57
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 53
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 62
Apr 21, 2019
Polders and dykes in amsterdam??? Hahaha really? They are just canals
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level 76
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 47
Oct 20, 2017
...
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level 73
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 67
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 73
May 3, 2019
Grand Manan Island.
Victoria, BC.
Coburn Gore
Campobello
A suburb is a suburb is a suburb. There are 100s of them in these images.
The picture of Detroit looks like bombs going off all over town. The way Motown is going, Windsor may be the actual city in that area in the next few decades.
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level 48
May 4, 2019
I'm actually from Windsor. Windsor and Detroit actually grew independently from one another. Detroit is older but Windsor's first origins were located further west of where the current city center is. Windsor isn't a suburb at all either.
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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 62
Apr 21, 2019
what are you trying to see, street signs?
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level 73
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 62
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 62
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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level 73
Apr 27, 2019
8 out of 15 by typing in random cities and not looking at the pictures
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level 58
May 3, 2019
Got all but Buenos Aires!
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level 77
May 4, 2019
same here
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level 28
May 5, 2019
Only got venice­čśÉ
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level 39
May 17, 2019
Got them all.
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level 44
Jul 23, 2019
I'm sad Detroit got so little. I was so excited when I saw Detroit's image here cause I live around here!
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