Wednesday, September 08, 2010

21st Century Geoglyphs on Google Maps

Tokyo Zoo Project

Over the last five years some of the most imaginative uses of the Google Maps API have come from Japan. The Tokyo Zoo Project from Sony is another inspired map that really showcases the power of Google Maps.

Sony have taken the street map of Tokyo and drawn a number of animals using the city's road system. The result is a collection of animal geoglyphs that you can view on Google Maps.

You can select any of the animals on the map and follow the outline route that was used to create the animal. The map animates the route and shows photographs of points of interest that can be seen on the journey.

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