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Tag: Google Maps

Google Shoot View: The World is Your FPS

Google Shoot View: The World is Your FPS
The events in modern military FPS video games often take place in real world locations. An enterprising ad agency crossed the line and used Google Street View to create a passive first-person shooter.

Artist Turns Google Maps into Throw Rugs

Artist Turns Google Maps into Throw Rugs
I have never understood the need for rugs in a home; it’s like carpet for your carpet. Since hard floors are cold and never clean if you have pets or kids, I get why you might want a rug in that instance, though.

Japanese Dudes Invent Skydiving for Those Afraid of Heights

Japanese Dudes Invent Skydiving for Those Afraid of Heights
I always thought that skydiving would be cool, then I remember that being on the roof of the house is about as high off the ground as I care to go without actually piloting the aircraft myself.

Nicaragua Invades Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps

Nicaragua Invades Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps
If anything ever proved holding a high rank in any military the world over doesn’t mean you aren’t a dumb ass this does. Apparently, an error with a border on Google Maps has led to a bit of international scandal down in Central America.

8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps

8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps
This 8-bit map of New York City was made by Brett Camper for the 8-Bit Cities project. The goal is not to make your city look like a video game map, but to make it feel less foreign and more familiar.

Map Envelope Adds a Bit of Google Magic to Snail Mail

Map Envelope Adds a Bit of Google Magic to Snail Mail
I can’t remember the last time I sent analog mail. Hell, I can’t remember the first time I sent one. Map Envelope makes me want to send one now. It lets you add a Google Maps image to the inside of an envelope, kind of like a visual address, along with a short message.