Since being launched in 2005, Google Maps has become the all encompassing tool for navigation and street view from the comfort of your own home (or cell phone). When they included millions of photographs from cars, bikes and satellites all over the world, there was bound to be some wild and unfortunate moments caught on camera. Google street view has caught things like:
- Public urination
- Couples fornicating
- Criminal activity
The photos have been used in criminal investigation and on almost every type of media available. Maps has become one of the most used applications Google has ever released, and even been tied to huge games like Pokemon Go.
While there are surely some undiscovered oddities still out there on Google, here are some of the best (and worst) images ever captured.
1/ Outside of Tuscon, Arizona there is the infamous airplane boneyard, resting place of thousands of aircraft. It’s an unbelievable sight from the sky, the rows looking a little too ordered to be natural.
2/ This massive thumbprint in a park in the UK is actually a giant maze for children. It’s just one of many things created for the Google aerial photos.
3/ People write messages in fields, though sometimes they don’t have the best design. “You! America Make Proud!”
4/ Businesses have gotten in on the act, starting to “mapvertise” by creating their logos in the open spaces. This one is made with thousands of small colored tiles.