Google Map anomolies and Twitter

by Andy Polaine on March 27, 2007

Two posts in one, what a bargain.

Google Maps goes Escher

Karl sent me a link to Craig’s Flip Flop Flying blog because of his post about Google Maps anomalies. Basically as Google stitches together maps the aerial perspective gets mashed up. So you end up with these weird M.C. Escher maps. What’s amazing is how seamless they are. I wonder if any of these tile overlaps are done by hand or whether it’s all automated?

Twittervision

And as if that wasn’t enough Google Maps goodness for you, Yacco posted about Twitter Vision, a Google Maps mash-up showing the location of people’s Twitters in real-time. It’s inane (as Twittering is) but fascinating too to see the interweb working in real time – I’m always amazed to see how much activity is going on with these things.

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1 Toby Grime March 30, 2007 at 3:09 am

I was hoping that’s how the buildings actually are, all bent over in perspective… it would make our cities more interesting!

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