“…to capture the nooks and crannies in Miniatur Wunderland, we worked with our partner at Ubilabs to build an entirely new—and much smaller—device. Tiny cameras were mounted on tiny vehicles that were able to drive the roads and over the train tracks, weaving through the Wunderland’s little worlds to capture their hidden treasures.
Populated by over 200,000 itty-bitty citizens, Miniatur Wunderland features 13,000 meters (42,650 feet) of track that travel through miniature replicas of German provinces, famous locations in the USA, and a fully functional airport.
Corpseburg is a fun zombie survival sim that uses Google Maps to allow you to try and survive a zombie apocalypse in your home town!
You are a lone survivor in a zombie apocalypse and must explore, scavenge, fight and fortify defenses against the ever present threat of the shambling undead. The gameplay itself is a fairly simple, but fun survival game in which you must try to find weapons, food and medicine during the day, then fortify your position before resting up each night.
What makes Corpseburg stand out is it’s clever use of Google Maps that allows you to play anywhere in the world – including your own neighbourhood. This also means that the businesses and buildings that you loot are the actual real life building – so you break into your local pharmacy or school and ransack the them. It’s a nice touch that makes surviving the zombie apocalypse that little bit more personal!
Tired of waiting for Google’s fancy car to come map the roads on your remote island? Why not do it yourself? With sheep?
According to Smithsonian, that’s the approach taken by Durita Dahl Andreassen (pictured above) who works for the tourism bureau of Denmark’s Faroe Islands.
When Andreassen couldn’t find any images of the rugged, chilly island on Google street view, she decided to upload her own, using sheep, which roam freely on the island. She describes the idea in a video for the project, entitled Sheep View 360:
In the Faroe Islands there are twice as many sheep as people. And the Faroe Islands originally even means ‘the sheep islands.’ It is one of the only places on earth where they walk free in nature and they get all around the islands. I have put a 360 camera on the back of a sheep. It’s like street view, but with sheep.
In 2014, a Google Maps video
announced a new ‘Pokémon Master’
job position, which was basically
like getting paid to be a Pokémon GO
explorer in real life. Unfortunately, the
whole thing was just an elaborate
April Fool’s joke. Source