Answer key, Where’s Waldo?

In Where’s Waldo? — the last post in my photoblog — readers were challenged to guess the location in Huntley Meadows Park where the following photograph was taken.

The "Mystery Pool" spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

14 JAN 2016 | Huntley Meadows Park | “Mystery Pool”

After shooting the preceding photograph, I used the Apple “Compass” app (free) for iPhone to determine my exact location. Tech Tip: Capture an image of the iPhone screen by pressing the “Home” and “Power” buttons simultaneously.

Next, open Google Maps in a Web browser; click on the button labeled “Earth” (lower-left corner of window). Enter the following text string (refer to the “Compass” app screen capture, shown above) in the field labeled “Search Google Maps”: 38 45 8 N 77 6 44 W. Press the “return” key; the following satellite image/map should appear.

Pretty cool, huh? Well, now you know my exact location when I photographed the “Mystery Pool.” Notice the “Compass” app also shows I was facing south-southwest when the photo was taken. In other words, I was standing where the red pin appears on the map, facing toward the bottom, a little left of center (relative to the map).

Tech Tip: Some of my fellow WordPress bloggers may be wondering, “How did you embed an interactive Google Map in this post?” WordPress “Support” is your friend: Support / Google Maps / Embedding a Google Map.

Copyright © 2016 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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5 Responses to “Answer key, Where’s Waldo?”

  1. Harry Newman Says:

    Very cool. I did not know about the Apple Compass app. Hmm, how did you get a photo of me in the upper right corner? Must have used a map image that I previously posted?

    • waltersanford Says:

      I see one of the generic Avatar icons in the upper-right corner of your comment, Harry. I’m guessing the photo you saw is/was only visible on your local computer/mobile device.

  2. Harry Newman Says:

    I now see that the map is interactive, not a graphic, and that it is using my Google ID photo. Another mystery solved!

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