The Great Global Treasure Hunt is now live

treasure-hunt.jpgBack in April, we told you about the “Great Global Treasure Hunt on Google Earth” that would be coming in September. They’re a few days early, but the game is now under way!
The treasure hunt is based on book that contains “a number of beautiful and complex illustrations containing textual and visual clues as to the whereabouts of the treasure”.
To enter, you need to purchase a copy of their book (it can be found on Amazon), then use the clues in the book to find the answers in Google Earth. Some of the clues are apparently very difficult, but someone is bound to figure them all out.
The content runs until March 31, 2012, so you’ve got some time to work on it. There is a €50,000 ($72,000) prize at stake. For more information, you can check out If you give it a shot, leave a comment and let us know how it goes.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Can we participate in the United States?

  2. Looks great. Funny, alot of treasure hunting suddenly going on…
    There is another treasure hunt going on just announced this month.
    An iPhone app development company has actually buried thousands of pounds worth of gold coins somewhere in the UK and hidden the clues to their location in an iPhone app called “The Grapevine”

  3. Yes – Also there is a great little book called Toxic Panda with thousands of dollars to be won.
    The book has a website and a forum too:

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