GOOD recently featured creative ways artists and developers are using Google Maps and Google Earth. Seasonal comparisons, human faces, and melting apocalyptic images are all part of the mix.
Google Maps and Google Earth are pretty awesome on their own—you can see the whole world on your laptop in the comfort of your living room. But what’s even more awesome is the myriad way artists and developers are using these tools to create games, videos and photo series that are a delight to the eye. Here are a few to check out.
Daniel Schwartz is a computer science student in Berlin. He created “juxtapose” , showing Google Maps images of contrasting seasons and weather conditions.
Design studio Onformative shows with Google Faces that machines find faces in nature, too.
If you need even more, here’s the GOOD compilation.