The satellite view on Google Maps is probably the most beautiful one to explore. Everything feels so natural and the entire planet Earth is shown as a single image. There are no artificial borders to be found but only those natural ones like rivers and mountains. And those can look phenomenal.
While you can use Google’s Street View technology in order to actually see a place of interest, there are times when people stumble upon hilarious things caught on the camera.
Google Maps is a very powerful tool. It allows you to see the entire world from a bird’s view and at the same time it gives you a chance to take a peek at practically every street there is. You can take a look at national parks, see the entire cities or even find a restaurant near you and take directions. Google also introduced a Time Travel feature which allows you to view how specific locations change in time. You can decide to show your location on a WordPress powered website and customize the map in details.
In 2012, a historian of nuclear weapons, Alex Wellerstein, decided it’s time for nuking Google Maps. While this might sound terrifying at first, it is actually quite a fun project which combines Google Maps technology with some other web technologies you might or might not be familiar with. The result is a map game which allows you to nuke any location on Earth.
There are cities in the world that everyone has heard of. Whether those are famous for something specific or just huge enough to attract our attention, we all know where, for example, New York or Paris is.
Did you know that Google created a time machine? Well, sort of. Until this gigantic company actually starts building one (which won’t surprise us at all), we will have to thank them for the virtual time machine they’ve created inside Google Maps.
With Google Maps, the famous company created a technology with practically no limits. Maps are updated all the time, features are introduced frequently and even games and pranks are shown to users from time to time. Do you remember Pac-man on the Google Maps?
Google Street View technology has become something we easily take for granted. Back in 2007 when the first Google car rolled out on the street with a huge camera on top, people got used to viewing images on the Maps.
Earth is beautiful. Everyone agrees on that. Satellite images allow us to see our tiny blue planet from the heavens above. For decades, satellite images weren’t something an average Joe could access easily, but the times have changed.