Friday, October 27, 2006

Google Maps find: Large face found on hilltop in Canada

The latest Google Maps satellite image discovery this week comes to us from my home country of Canada. Google geo-spotters have come across what resembles the side profile of a face etched into the top of a flat rock formation, in the hills of Alberta just east of Medicine Hat. Like many of the  interesting Google Maps sights that have popped and have been discussed from around the blogosphere, this hill-face has also been featured on Digg (link dead).

Is that an iPod he's listening to?

In fine fashion Sydney Morning Herald journalist Stephen Hutcheon has added some humor to the find by pointing out that it looks like this guy is listening to an iPod. His story in The Herald's Tech section titled "This iPod user rocks" points this out. In reality, this is a road that leads to the area that would be his ear on the profile and the image makes it looks like he's listening to an iPod. Stephen also created a cool little vid that he uploaded to YouTube that uses Google Earth to show you where this face is located. I'm embedding it in the post here:

(If the video doesn't appear below click here..)


  1. Anonymous10:26 AM

    "America" refers not just to the United States of America, but also the American continents - North and South America. It is entirely accurate to say "native american", as that refers to native people from the Americas (which were around before either the US or Canada, really).

  2. well I am claiming to have found another head at 50 01 5 N 110 08 36 W
    I Hereby name it MattsHead (not as good as discovering a star...but..)

  3. Anonymous3:05 PM

    Wow....this is neat!
    Hello fellow Canuck!
    LUV the term "Native Canadian". I grew up on the prairies. What place more appropriate for the indian head to be than on the prairies?