Spanish illustrator Alejo Malia has created a number of images of a world where Google Maps icons are real physical objects that can be viewed in the landscape. Alejo's illustrations include map markers, Pegman and even information windows.
Map Pin Coasters
Out in the real world, if you search hard enough, you can actually find the influence of Google Maps in the most unlikely places. For example, it could be directly under your glass with these gorgeous looking map marker coasters.
When Meteors Strike
Max Livesey has created a fun little Google Map application that lets you see what any location in the world might look like if it was struck by a meteor. Just enter any location into the search box to see how it might be improved with a meteor crater.
Aaron Korbin has used the Google Maps API to display images of flight patterns over North America visualised in color and form. The map allows you to view three different images displaying altitudes, manufacturers and models.