This article is related to a series of Geolocation challenges posted on Hacktoria. This article is specific for Geolocation 18. This geolocation challenge is now unavailable on Hackoria. You can still practice this challenge to polish your skills.

The challenge is to geolocate the given image.

The screenshot of the challenge is given below:

Let’s try to solve this challenge.

First try to find clues on a given image of geolocation.

  1. Image contains an airfield. It can be an airport or just an airfield because if it was a military air station or base it should also have hangers for the military aircrafts.
  2. There is a large coastal area around the airfield.
  3. It might be a mountainous area or land is too high from the coast as appeared in image.

Apparently there is no clue or unique point by which we can find any lead. One way is to create a list of airfields and airports which are at coastal areas and hit and trial them one by one which is too exhausting and it will consume a lot of time as leaving it as last resort first try to reverse image search this image see what we can get.

Searching on Bing and Yandex we did not get any leads. Now let’s try it on google.

Apparently on google also we don’t find any similar image from the results on the right panel but there is a button showed up on google related to image source.

Opening the source link showed us all of the results related to ”Norfolk Island”.

Before moving forward let’s verify it using Google Earth.

As attributes of location are exactly the same as in the given image.

Name of Location: Norfolk Island International Airport, Norfolk Island, Australia.

Coordinates of Location: -29.041849549820107, 167.93664692249666

Here the challenge is completed. Kindly share it if you like. Thank you. See you in the next challenge.