Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Fun with Google Maps

Chinese artist Lu Xinjian creates paintings inspired by Google Maps. His series of paintings City DNA are re-imaginings of the Google Maps satellite view of a number of cities.

They are also rather beautiful.

In the UK Merceds Benz are running a TV advertising campaign that extends the idea in their clever viral game, Escape the Map. This week I also came across this 'making of' video. Who knew it was so hard to recreate the world of Street View?

Minecraft Comes to Life
. Fans of Minecraft will love this. FigurePrints can make a 3D replica of your Minecraft world. I now have a burning desire to map out my neighborhood in Minecraft and use FigurePrints to create a 3D model of it.

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