Today’s post is a short, silly follow-up to my earlier, equally silly post, Legends of Google Chrome Logo Design. That was a “proof theorem lemma” sort of parody.
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This image looks like it was screen shot, downloaded, then uploaded about a zillion times, using a far lossier compression algorithm than anything that is even a memory today. But that adds to its charm. Maybe? I don’t know why Ant decided to title it like this, but I liked it.
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Better yet, go visit Ant’s strange, fun, almost-sweet website, Ant’s Quality Foraged Links.
I nearly forgot the entire point of this post! Google Maps offers various practical views such as satellite, hybrid street map over laid on satellite, street-level (“street view”) and even a photographic view inside businesses that participate in Google Places. Google Maps Street View coverage as of 2 March 2012 is represented by the blue shaded areas in the friendly map to the right.
Mapping fans have created some amazing special effects by combining, or layering, Google Maps with other Google services and capabilities, Panoramio and WebGL, respectively. Google Panoramio is a high-quality photograph sharing application, acquired and still owned by Google since 2008 or so. WebGL is an image format supported by Google Chrome browser. Street View Stereographic by NotLion showcases WebGL capabilities, Panoramio and of course Google Maps. If the details on Github are too sparse, or technical, see the Google Maps Mania post about viewing any Google Maps Street View as a stereographic projection.