Saturday, April 22, 2006

The Da Vinci Code Quest # 6 on Google

Hello folks! it's day 6 of the Google Da Vinci Code webquests.

Today's challenge is being called 'The Geography Challenge'

T
he instructions are as follows
"Paul Bettany, is Silas, a man who in blind faith will do whatever it takes to track down a secret that must be destroyed, no matter where it leads him.

Assemble the jigsaw puzzle pieces to reveal and identify a geographical location.

Okay... let's go hunting

Step 1: Okay, so there are multiple pieces to the puzzle here. Our initial approach should be to find and seperate the ones which are flat with no edges on one side so that they can go on the ends.


Step 2: Once you have done that, we are given a good place to start through the google maps copyright. Look for pieces that contain text on them. The copyright is almost always placed on the bottom right. So, we will start by placing our components in there.



Step 3: Once you do that, leave that section alone and start moving pieces with flat sides.

Step 4: Trial and error ensues. One important hint is that once the right sections are in place, they are locked and you don't get to move them. This is critical because some parts might fall right in place, but if it doesn't lock, then it is not the right place.

Step 5: Finally, in the end once the whole puzzle is assembled, we are asked one final question.

" This city contains a three dimensional version of Leonardo's The Last Supper created by the Venezuelan sculptor Marisol. What is the name of the city? "

You can either Google search for the author Marisol and go to works or follow this hint.
This city is called the "Big Apple"
So far, this has been a better challege. Hopefully the trend continues and Google keeps giving us more exciting puzzles to solve.

See you tomorrow. Until then, Good luck solving !!

Update: One of the readers posted a link to the complete map area in google maps. Check this out, this is how the final map would look like. It also has the hint for the name of the city in the final answer.

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19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again, I find myself thanking you for a great solution

Anonymous said...

Once again, I find myself thanking you for a great solution

Anonymous said...

Apologies for typing that twice, but you deserve as many compliments as possible!

Orlando said...

I thought this was by far, the easiest challenge of them all!
In any case, I am looking forward to the next challenge.

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Anonymous said...

the trick with this one was keeping all the pieces far apart. i had to do it a couple of times because i kept losing the middle pieces... it was all camouflaged. i recommend you start by pulling all the pieces away from each other


Check this out:
http://maps.google.com/?ll=40.717079,-73.999786&spn=0.024168,0.044074&t=k&om=1

Anonymous said...

the trick with this one was keeping all the pieces far apart. i had to do it a couple of times because i kept losing the middle pieces... it was all camouflaged. i recommend you start by pulling all the pieces away from each other


Check this out:
http://maps.google.com/?ll=40.717079,-73.999786&spn=0.024168,0.044074&t=k&om=1

Student said...

Thanks for the link. I have posted it on the main section.

Drosan said...

Hey Student, thanks for the daily updates. I wanted to submit your link to Digg, a social networking site. However, someone else beat me to it.

They did a bad job though, the whole thing is scattered with links to seperate posts. I sent you an email with the location where i added this blog to Digg. You should post a link here on the main web site. Spread the word

Cheers!!

Emra said...

Thanks. You have been SUCH a great help. - claps - I can't wait for the next part ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I have been looking for a reason to sign up at Digg. Signed up and dugg you.

Anonymous said...

Nice one.. hopefully the quests grow harder.

Anonymous said...

way too easy ..the first one was good, but these are just too easy and lame ..made for general public unfortunately :( general public tends to be stupid

Anonymous said...

New York

talking in my sleep said...

new york works as ananswer too

talking in my sleep said...

the next puzzle is a 5 symbol sukodu. easy as heck enjoy

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