Friday, July 27, 2012

Earth Porn on Google Maps


EarthPorn is a forum on Reddit dedicated to beautiful images of natural landscapes. The Earthporn Mapper is a Google Map that allows you to view the images and to see where they were taken. The map itself is very simple but the simplicity works well as there is little to distract from the beauty of the photographs on display.

Personally I think the map is most effective in satellite view and zoomed in on the photograph's location. If I was the map's creator I would make satellite imagery the default view and add an event listener to the map markers that zooms the map in when an information window is opened.

I also found that the map didn't display properly for me in Firefox but works fine in Explorer and Chrome. Despite these little niggles the map is definitely worth a visit for the beautiful photography on show.
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