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Some 'coffee time' fun, see how you do putting the countries onto the map of Asia, just for fun..

Some 'coffee time' fun, see how you do putting the countries onto the map of Asia, just for fun..

May 4th, 2005, 07:50 AM
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Some 'coffee time' fun, see how you do putting the countries onto the map of Asia, just for fun..

Saw this on the Europe Board, great fun! Drag and drop the countries into place on the map and see how you scorse, also a great way to get a feel for where places are, some good 'coffee time' fun !

I got 94% with an error av of 31 miles, got caught on the position of Monglolia and Turkmenistan.


Here is the link for the Intermediate Level which is the same level they chose on the Europe Board
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May 4th, 2005, 07:56 AM
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Would be an idea if I actualy put the link in....

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/coun...drag-drop.html

It's a bit of luck which country you get first! if you get China first it is easy to put in Monolia etc
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May 4th, 2005, 09:06 AM
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I did better in Asia than I did in Europe (87% here vs 84% in Europe). The "... stans" are tricky.

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May 4th, 2005, 09:10 AM
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I wonder how well people would do on the US States?? It is actually a very good site and a very fast way actually to learn where is where, great for kids too! I only got 80% on Europe and got thrown by the San Marino/Andorra type places which are honestly pretty tricky to get an exact place on the map.
I think I will have go with the States and see how it goes.
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May 4th, 2005, 04:47 PM
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Gosh. I never realized my geography is so bad...the one with outlines is much easier than the one with just names...very enlightening!
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May 4th, 2005, 05:41 PM
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ooo, that was fun. Fortunately I got the middle east pretty accurately since I work for an O&G company and I look at international maps all day. I should have done better though 74%!
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May 4th, 2005, 06:40 PM
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not too bad.. 87% and 88 miles avg error. that was a bit anoying I just place the thing half an inch off and "WRONG"
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May 4th, 2005, 07:09 PM
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Very fun! Thanks for the link.
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May 4th, 2005, 07:41 PM
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Site is lots of fun. I got 83% correct, better than I thought I would!
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May 4th, 2005, 07:48 PM
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Yes, that was very educational!! I screwed up the first few,but then got better..So it left me with 75%!!
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May 5th, 2005, 08:11 AM
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I love this! I got 89%. Mongolia & Kyrgyzstan were the hardest for me.
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May 5th, 2005, 09:32 AM
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Thanks for the link James. I matched your 94%, but my average error was 45 miles. It strikes me that I would have done better (or worse) depending on the order in which the countries are presented. If you can fill in all the big countries first, it makes it easier to be more accurate with the small countries.
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May 5th, 2005, 11:35 AM
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Absolutely, the first county I had was Mongolia, now that is difficult to pin point on a blank map, if you get China first everything ( well east side anyway ) falls right into place.
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May 5th, 2005, 01:03 PM
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The first country I had was Japan, which was no help at all for the big blank!
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May 5th, 2005, 05:37 PM
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yep I too got mongolia wrong I was off by an inch..
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