Google's security algorithms are designed to blur out any identifiable faces that show up in Street View. This technology was originally developed to anonymize people, but it's been known to tag its fair share of billboards, murals, and – wouldn't you know it – religious effigies.
Today as part of an April Fool's prank, Google updated Google Maps for iOS and Android to include Pokémon. Let's try to find all of them!
If you search for a certain spot in Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, on Google Maps, you'll see this curious forest formation. So why is there a Minnesota-shaped forest in Northern Minnesota?
Well this is convenient. The University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit has made its global temperature data available for Google Maps. Dubbed "CRUTEM4," the data allows Google Maps users to monitor how surface temperatures have changed over time, both globally and locally.
Hey, you know how it is. One minute you're walking down a London street, minding your own business, when you accidentally step into a police call box and all of a sudden you're inside the TARDIS and the Doctor has enlisted your help fighting aliens. I hate when that happens.
The latest update of Google Maps appears to have wiped out the Scottish island of Jura. But while the internet giant is aware of the problem, it has yet to fix it.
Located off the coast of Nagasaki, the long-abandoned Hashima Island (also known as "Gunkanjima" or "Battleship Island") was the inspiration for Raoul Silva's lair in Skyfall. Now, thanks to Google Maps, you can visit the island on Street View.
A new software program called GoogleFaces uses Google Maps and facial recognition software to isolate geographic structures that look like human faces. It's far from perfect, but the program has uncovered some remarkably face-like surface features.
Guys. YOU GUYS. Treasure. Google Maps now has a Treasure Mode. For finding gold and stuff.
Google strapped backpack-mounted cameras onto members of their team and sent them trekking through the Grand Canyon. The end result? Google Street View for Arizona's great gorge, though a more accurate description would probably be "Trail View"; according to the official Google Blog, the company's newly released…
We promise today isn't going to be all about space, but this was just too cool to pass up. NASA recently unveiled Google Street view for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in recognition of the launch center's 50th anniversary. Comprising 6,000 panoramic views of the KSC facilities, this location is Google's…
Did you forget to stock up on crossbows and canned beef stew for the inevitable zombie uprising? For shame!
I don't know if Google Maps is gifting us with an early April Fool's Day prank, but I hope Quest View sticks around. Click on the right-hand corner of your Google map to see your local landscape transformed into a pixelated video game map, complete with mountains and trees in the appropriate places. You even get a…
Should you visit Roald Dahl Plass on Google Maps, you will notice a jovial waving woman. She resembles a nanny who adheres to the philosophy that a small heap of sweetener allows medication to travel effortlessly down the gullet in a manner that most satisfactory. This appearance has not been lost to Tumblr user …
And by The Prisoner we mean the 1967 "Patrick McGoohan tooling around in a Lotus 7 Prisoner," not the 2009 TV miniseries nobody particularly enjoyed. In the Welsh county of Gwynedd, you can visit the faux-Mediterranean Portmeirion resort, which served as the shooting location for the cult classic television series.
Along a lonely stretch of road in Quarten, Switzerland, two strange figures and/or camera smudges survey the terrain, planning nefarious and/or blurry machinations. The figures follow the camera as it travels down the road. Some commenters on Reddit are claiming this is a gateway to Valhalla, but I'm of the mind that…
Batman's secret hideout has been discovered using the magic of the internet, and surprisingly it's not under Wayne Manor. No, it's located on a US military base in Okinawa. Who'd have thunk?
South Polk Elementary School in Leesville, LA might be getting a few renovations but to us it looks absolutely perfect... Perfect to train young Starfleet Officers, that is. Check out the even more convincing blueprints below.