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9 Artists Working with Google Maps as Their Medium

Not only does Google Maps, Earth and Street View provide a wealth of information for navigating the world, but it’s also becoming a medium for artists everywhere. From using the grid of streets on Maps, to the weird distortions in ...
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Google Maps Images Become Vintage Postcards

When I first saw these vintage looking postcards, I thought they were just really excellent aerial photographs from yesteryear. Businesses, schools, sports fields and shipping yards dominate the subjects, with faded vintage colors and the marks of swift travels through ...
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New Google Trekker Camera: Tracking Maps Off-Road

Check out Google’s latest gadget: the Street View Trekker! It’s a backpack-mounted, panorama grabbing camera that will be used to map off-road trails. The device runs on two lithium batteries for an entire day and weighs under 40 pounds. Luc ...
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CARPETING THE WORLD WITH GOOGLE MAPS

Intrepid German designer, David Hanaurer shows us a fascinating view of the world with his “WorldWide Carpets”. Using Google Earth and Google map images as patterns, Hanaurer has created modern versions of the Persian rug.
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The Distorted Bridges of Google Earth

Exploring connections between digital systems and art, Clement Valla has captured some very interesting shots from Google Earth. The images take advantage of the distortion created by the popular map programs terrain software, revealing bridges that look as if they ...
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Google Earth: The California Bay Area Now 3D!

(Thursday – 01/27/11) If you’ve never been to the California Bay area, now is your chance… at least virtually. Google announced today that it has rolled out tens of thousands of new, user created buildings for Google Earth and Google ...