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End of the real world sightings experiment

Sadly, Google’s real world sightings experiment (aka the April Fools joke), has come to an end. The mystical creatures that suddenly appeared last week in Google Maps and Google Earth are no longer to be found. To preserve them for … Continue reading

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Monsters in Google Maps

Strange creatures have suddenly started appearing in Google Maps. A pink elephant near the Googleplex, a narwahl in London, a giant red lobster in Boston, Green Dragon in Germany and the Loch Ness monster! Check out this map of those … Continue reading

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Music video made almost entirely in Google Earth

Unless you have a super fast broadband connection and top range computer Google Earth tends to load in imagery and terrain noticeably slower than you can navigate around. Bartholomäus Traubeck cleverly exploits these shortcomings. Using the glitchiness of the application … Continue reading

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Mapping urban water needs with sponges

From Hal Watts, Matthew Laws and photographer Luke Bennett, a novel, physical approach to infographic design. Can we keep up ? illustrates the predicted increased demand for urban domestic water, in a prism map created entirely from real sponges. They … Continue reading

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United States of Comedy – a comedian for every State

The Huffington Post find a representative comedian born in each of the fifty states, and knock together a map to show them all. Have to admit, as a Brit, I barely know a quarter of these names. Is it accurate … Continue reading

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Filming locations for the top 2,000 IMDB movies

Box Office Quaint creates this cool, interactive, movie set location map. The worldwide map includes information on shooting sites for the 2,000 movies with the most IMDB user votes. There’s a lot of information here, almost 10,000 different places, with … Continue reading

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Mapping and photographing every stairway in Seattle

One of the quirkier Google Maps you’re likely to see. Wife and Husband Susan Ott Ralph and David Ralph decided to find the location of every public staircase in Seattle. To this end they’ve produced a comprehensive map, Seattle All … Continue reading

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Google Earth as a source of Surrealist Art

In a series entitled Postcards from Google Earth, Clement Valla curates a collection of Salvador Dali-like images of warped, twisted and disconnected bridges. None of the pictures have been manipulated in any way. They’re artifacts caused by the way Google … Continue reading

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