Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Fun with Google Maps

Justin Bieber & Google Earth

I think I've found someone with a better knowledge of Google Earth than Frank Taylor and Mickey Mellen from the Google Earth Blog.

I'm not exactly sure what is going on in this video. I think the guy has to guess from a zoomed in image what the satellite image is of. To try and put him off a small boy called Justin Bieber has been brought in to grin inanely in his direction.

Whatever is going on, from the reactions, the guy seems to be able to name every part of the world from a very zoomed in shot of Google Earth.

Mapping London

Using the before and after visualisation technique, used by ABC Australia and the New York Times to show photographs of the impact of the Japan Tsunami, Mapping London has put together an app to compare the recently updated imagery on Google Maps in London with imagery from 2002-6.

The new imagery clearly shows the the development in east London for the 2012 London Olympics.


Google Sightseeing have discovered a baby black bear on Street View. The bear is spotted crossing the Stewart-Cassiar Highway in British Columbia, Canada.



Michael said...

the first video is from a very popular tv show in germany. people try to do things which other people cant do. like knowing the color of a pencil by liking on it, or jumpiung over cars or knowing the color of a bikini on a black and white photo.

and the guy here knows all cities from the world with more than 500,000 inhabitants.

Unknown said...

German Kommentar

Florian Kreutz wettet, dass er anhand von Satellitenaufnahmen alle Städte der Welt mit einer Einwohnerzahl ab 500.000 richtig benennen kann. Er muss vier aus fünf erkennen.