This article is related to a series of Geolocation challenges posted on Hacktoria. This article is specific for Geolocation 7. 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.

Apparently there is nothing unique in the image. The image might belong to some place in Europe because these decorations and boats in the waterway are usually found there. It also might be a vacation spot as people can be seen in the image. Before digging deep try to search the given image using reverse image search.

Search results showed that the given image belongs to Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway.

1st marked links is shown below:

The 2nd and 3rd links are the pictures posted on Flickr. As our initial info directs us to Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway. Let’s locate the place using Google Earth.

The first bridge marked with the 1 is not the bridge we are locating as its location did not resemble the one given in image.

 From point 2 to 8 the things are exactly in the same place as are in the given image.

  1. This bridge is not our object of interest here.
  2. Bridge appeared in the image.
  3. Plants Decoration.
  4. Boats.
  5. Walking area as in given image
  6. Sitting area for the public.
  7. Same intersection as appeared in image.
  8. Building in front of the bridge.

Now turn on the Google Street View for a better view. Watch the street view from the same place as marked in the picture for similar result.

And here we go!

This is the nearly same spot from where the given image was taken. You can see all of the points marked in the beginning are matched with it.

Location: Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway.

Coordinates of Location: 59.90929920473685, 10.723315966255774

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