GEO OSINT : Found this Challenge on Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/paronrf/ (Instagram Profile) Sent me a nice video, from a beautiful landscape. Can you find this exact location?
This is How I Solved it…
Started my Investigation from that Instagram account, found that guy is posting most of the stuff from Sweden (even tagged many people from swedan as well)
Found most of the places from Scandinavian (from his ig)
Then Started on the video :
Started up with Extracting all the Frames from that Video with ezgif.com/video-to-jpg
Then Discovered a tank at frame 0:10 and also a boat at 0:11, came across this vehicle at 0:24, didn’t knew what it was called so started searching, also found some kind of License number on that Vehicle in the next frame so took a cropped screenshot and tried to enhance it using remini.ai found it to be “Fortschritt” and a Series number written at the prefix as 512 or S12 (as I took a cropped screenshot the quality was really poor, so it was difficult to identify) So I started researching again and found it on an Warehouse sale webpage to be GDR combine harvester “Fortschritt E 512” made in Germany.
While scrolling through that Guy’s Instagram noticed a very small detail that he tagged two users in a post 2 years ago and has been to the same place with a drone, they’ve also been in Southern-Norway during their latest trips.
Then came to a point where I got the key to solve this..
I looked at his highlights and found one of his stories is from 4 days ago, with the same truck as in the end of the video. He tagged joeptobias (his ig friend too) in that.
First seconds of the drone footage seemed south (Sun). Finally started to predict that A river in the east, and with houses/roads like that must be either Elverum or Eidsvoll from somewhere in Norway (that he was posting generally on his IG).
While Playing with Google Earth Pro
Noticed this very small blue figure in the map which seemed to be exactly as the one in the video [at 0:24 ], It was only visible when I was viewing it with Satellite, so just to confirm my assumption tried using viewing the same on Mapillary and confirmed that it is GDR combine harvester “Fortschritt E 512”.
Finally Found the coordinates and place to be at 60.31722, 11.28514