Monday, May 31, 2010

Apophenia with Google Maps

Maposo

Maposo is a collection of Google Maps satellite images that resemble household or well known objects. For example, the huge post-it note on the right was found in Thailand.

The site uses an animated slideshow to display the images, so all you need to do is load the page and sit back and relax and watch as the images flow past. Left and right navigation buttons are also provided, so if you get bored you can fast forward or, if something catches your eye, you can navigate back to view it again.

Currently Maposo has collected nearly 2,000 images from Google Maps.


Apophenia: The experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.

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