It is recommended that you use a desktop or laptop to complete
this challenge. The recommended browsers are Google Chrome,
Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft
Session Cookies are used to authenticate data pages so must be
enabled (see your browser options on how to enable cookies).
You will be required to use Google Maps and streetview.
The Virtual Monopoly Run will open at 19:00 on Friday 23rd
October 2020 at which time you can Register and take part in the
entering as a team, it is suggested using Zoom or a similar tool
to share a single screen. To Register click on the tab and
enter Contact Name; Team Name; Email address; and Password.
Note: these details are required to verify and contact an
entrant to the competition if necessary.
This process will provide you with your Entry code, which must
be remembered along with the password you create.
make a note of these as the details will not be sent via email.
If you have an issue accessing using your registered credentials
then contact via emailing to
GO will be live from 19:00 on Friday 23rd October through to
23:59 on Saturday 31st October 2020. Enter your Entry Code and
Password and press LOGIN. The Entry code will be shown and after
you click SUBMIT your timer will start and you have 24 hours to
complete. Note that after Registration you do not need to start
until you are ready.
To pass GO click GO to continue.
If the error 'Value already present' shows after clicking
SUBMIT this means that you have previously clicked submit and the timer was
already started. In this case, refresh the browser screen and
to Continue (as shown above).
From here you are also able to click the Logout
link, and you'll
need to use your entry code and password to log back in.
The Monopoly Board and entering your Answers
You will be presented with a screen showing your Entry Code,
Started Time, Last Updated Time and the date and time that you
must complete the challenge (which will be 24 hours from Started
Time). This is the page where you enter the Locations and
Answers for each of the images. After 24 hours
you will not be able to make updates to this page.
The Monopoly Board
To see the images for each location clicking on the link in the
yellow box will open a new window showing the 30 coloured board
locations and the values assigned to each.
These values will be used to calculate your total score.
This will present the Virtual Monopoly Board. Selecting each
location via the link in a box will open another window showing
Each coloured box has a link denoting what the location answer should
- the road Street name where the image has been taken from
Landmark - the
obvious landmark of the place you can see
Park name - the
name of the Park where the image is shown
Bridge name - the
Bridge from where the image is taken
Station name -
the name of the Station
Here is location 0 showing that the location is a Landmark. Clicking on
'Landmark' will open a new window with the image.
The question is available from the page where you enter your
answers by hovering over the question mark next to the 'Question'.
Below is an image of somewhere in London. From the clues in the
picture you should use (if needed) www.google.co.uk or other
browser to find the general location. Then using streetview
functionality within https://www.google.co.uk/maps/ try to match
the exact position of the image. Take into account objects,
people, trees, clouds etc to determine the exact position.
For every location you will need to provide 2 answer:
- the first relating to the name of the location (could be the
place; street name; Landmark etc)
- and second provide an answer to a question visible from this
exact spot (out of view from the image shown)
In this example you will need to use the clues in the image to
determine the location. Using Google or other browser maybe
search for London Sealife Aquarium (visible in picture). Once you find the place or
area use Google maps https://www.google.co.uk/maps and
the Pegman (thats the little orange figure at the bottom of the
map) to find the exact place which the image is showing. In this
case enter the name of the location as 'London Eye'. Remember to
align everything in the picture so you are positioned and ready
to answer the question. Also bear-in-mind that Google
Streetview uses timelines, and you may also need to adjust the
date that Google captured the images.
Question : What is the person in the green T-Shirt holding?
Using Google maps streetview look around(rotate) from this
location (don't move map position). In this example you will
find a group of people and one of them has a green T-Shirt. So
Answer is 'Cup'.
Note: This picture is only shown for example
purposes. Questions will not have a picture attached and you
will need to match the position yourself.
For each location identified correctly, points will be awarded
based on the value shown on The Monopoly Board.
All questions answered correctly will receive £50.
If all the locations in a colour group are identified correctly
and all answers are correct, then each location in that colour
group will get double points! Note that the colour groups
where double points apply are locations 2 to 23 only.
The winner will be the person or team having the highest score
in the shortest time.
And that's it!
Some locations are harder than others so it will need a bit of
detective work to find out the location.
When dropping Pegman onto Google maps remember there are 2
types of 'streetviews' on the map. The first type are google's
own mapping of streets and footpaths, and the second type are
user contributions represented by dots on the map - both type
are used in the competition, so do explore1