Friday, May 24, 2013

It's Friday Fun with Google Maps

xkcd Fame for GeoGuessr

GeoGuessr has rightly been getting a lot of great coverage lately. It has now even been featured in an xkcd strip.

Google Maps has featured a number of times over the years on xkcd. I think however this is the first time that a specific application using the Google Maps API has starred on its own.

Fame indeed!

Just in case you still haven't played GeoGuessr:

The game drops you into a random Street View and then asks you to guess where in the world you are. Points are awarded for how close your guess is to the actual location.

Four Seasons in One View

Daniel Shwarz has been scanning Google Maps aerial imagery in search of locations where images taken at different times of the year have been stitched together. His post, 'Justapose', includes screenshots of a number of examples. I think the images are rather beautiful.

Street View Rock Video

It has been a while since we last featured a music video created with Google Maps Street View. Here's one from band Tereza.

It is worth watching beyond the initial timelapse sequence. Later in the video the band member's heads have been superimposed over the blurred out heads of people in the Street View images.

Via: Google Street View World

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