Feb 11, 2014

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

 

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe. Just like their data-rich Maps and Street View offerings, Google Earth is a treasure trove of oddities.

You’ve no doubt already come across some interesting finds on Google Earth. The post below attempts to compile the most fascinating sites other have stumbled upon browsing Google Earth. From natural formations to human structures, the world is a different place when viewed from above.

If you’re interested in seeing any of the places yourself, I’ve included the coordinates for every image shown below. Just copy and paste into Google Earth/Maps and explore for yourself!

 

1. Airplane Boneyard
32 08’59.96″ N, 110 50’09.03″W
Tucson, Arizona

airplane boneyard tucson arizona google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

2. Mysterious Desert Pattern
27°22’50.10″N, 33°37’54.62″E
Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

crop-circle-egypt-google-earth-strange

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

3. Swastika-Shaped Building Complex
32°40’34.19″N 117° 9’27.58″W
Coronado, California, USA

swastika shaped building coronado california google earth maps

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

4. Buffalo Herd
4°17’21.49″ S 31°23’46.46″ E
Kigosi Game Reserve, Tanzania

buffalo-herd-google-earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

5. Giant Triangle
33.747252, -112.633853
Wittmann, Arizona, USA

giant triangle google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

6. Shipwrecked SS Ayrfield with Trees
-33.836379, 151.080506
Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia

shipwreck-forest google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

7. The Badlands Guardian
50° 0’38.20″N 110° 6’48.32″W
Walsh, Alberta, Canada

badlands guardian google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

8. Parking Lot for Fighter Jets
33.927911, -118.38069
El Segundo, California, USA

el-segundo-airplanes-parking lot

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

9. Firefox Logo
45° 7’25.87″N 123° 6’48.97″W
Dayton, Oregon, USA

firefox logo google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

10. Guitar-Shaped Forest
-33.867886, -63.987
Córdoba, Argentina

guitar-forest google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

Located in the fertile agricultural region of Argentina’s ‘Pampas’ is a guitar-shaped forest made up of over 7,000 cypress and eucalyptus trees. A farmer named Pedro Martin Ureta planted the forest in memory of his wife. You can read about the touching story here.

 

11. Heart-Shaped Lake
41.303921, -81.901693
Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

heart-shaped-lake-google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

12. Mysterious Desert Pattern
40.452107, 93.742118
China

40.452107,93-strange-google-earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

13. Giant Target
37.563936, -116.85123
Nevada, USA

giant-target-google-earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

14. World’s Biggest Pool
-33.350534, -71.653268
Algarrobo, Valparaíso, Chile

worlds-biggest-pool-chile

Imagery via Google Earth

 

At 1,013 meters (3,324 ft) in length with a total area of 8 hectares (19.77 acres), the swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world. You can read all about it here.

 

15. Jesus Loves You
43.645074, -115.993081
Boise National Forest, Boise, Idaho, USA

jesus-loves-you-google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

16. Lion King
51.848637, -0.55462
Dunstable LU6 2LD, UK

lion-google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

17. Turkish Flag
35.282902, 33.376891
Kyrenia, Cyprus

turkish-flag-in-cyprus

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

18. Star Fort
Schansdijk 5, 4655 De Heen, The Netherlands

star-fort google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

19. Potash Ponds
38°29’0.16″N 109°40’52.80″W
Moab, Utah, USA

potash-pools google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

20. Mysterious Pattern
37.629562, -116.849556
Nevada, USA

tri-circle google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

21. The Whampoa Boat-Shaped Shopping Centre
22°18’14.15″N, 114°11’24.66″E
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

giant ship mall google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

22. Russell Square
Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom

russel-square-london-uk-google-earth_2

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

23. Coca Cola Logo
-18.529211, -70.249941
Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile

coca-cola-chile

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

24. Concentric Cirlces
39.623119, -107.635353
New Castle, Colorado, USA

circular patterns in a field google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

25. Island in a Lake in an Island in a Lake
69.793° N, 108.241° W
Northern Canada

island-lake-island

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

26. Flipped Car
51°19’18.13″N, 6°34’35.64″E
Krefeld, Germany

car-tipping google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

27. Strange Symbol
37.401573, -116.867808
Nevada, USA

crop-circle-pattern google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

28. Monkey Face
65.476721, -173.511416
Russia

monkey-face google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

29. Big Swimming Pool
52°29’52.24″N 13°27’13.67″E
Berlin, Germany

swimming-pool-germany

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

30. A Most Phallic Buliding
41.84201, -89.485937
Dixon, Illinois, USA

phallic-building

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

31. Big Friendly Giant
19°56’56.96″S 69°38’1.83″W
Huara, Tarapacá, Chile

big-guy google earth weird

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

32. Another Jet in a Parking Lot
48.825183, 2.1985795
92410 Ville-d’Avray, France

jet in a parking lot

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

33. More Mysterious Desert Patterns
40.458148, 93.393145
China

40.458148,93-strange-google-earth-china

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

34. Shipwreck
30.541634, 47.825445
Basrah, Iraq

shipwreck-iraq

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

35. Multiple Landing Strips in the Desert
32.663367, -111.487618
Eloy, Arizona, USA

random-base-in-the-desert

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

36. Oil Fields
37°39’16.06″S 68°10’16.42″W
Rio Negro, Argentina

argentina-oil-fields google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

37. Mattel Logo
33.921277, -118.391674
El Segundo, California

mattel-logo google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

38. Uluru / Ayers Rock
-25.344375, 131.034401
Northern Territory, Austrlia

uluru ayers rock google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

39. 1:20 Scale Model of Disputed Border Region
between India and China
38.265652, 105.9517
Yong Ning Xian, Yinchuan, Ningxia, China

mini-border-replica-china

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

40. UTA Flight 772 Desert Memorial
16.864841, 11.953808
Sahara Desert, southern Ténéré of Niger

uta-flight-memorial

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

41. Heart-Shaped Land Formation
20°56’15.47″S, 164°39’30.56″E
New Caledonia

heart-shaped-land-formation-strange-google-earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

42. Rainbow Plane
Cathy Terrace Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey , USA ‎

rainbow-plane

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

43. Barringer Meteor Crater
35.027185, -111.022388
Winslow, Arizona

arizona-meteor-crater

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

44. Come Downtown and Play
35.141533, -90.052695
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

come-downtown and play google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

45. Hippo Pool
6°53’53.00″ S 31°11’15.40″ E
Katavi National Park, Tanzania

hippo-pool google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

46. Solar Field
34.871778, -116.834192
Daggett, California

solar-field

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

47. Giant US Flag
7300 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061, USA

murrica google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

48. Big Red Lips in the Desert
12°22’13.32″N, 23°19’20.18″E
Sudan

red-lips google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

49. Grand Prismatic Spring
44.525049, -110.83819
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

grand-prismatic-spring-yellowstone-natonal-park-on-google-earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

 

50. Batman Symbol
26.357896, 127.783809
Okinawa, Japan

batman symbol google earth

Imagery via Google Earth

 

Sources

- Google Earth
Weird Google Earth
Strangest Sights in Google Earth, Part II
Why Is China Building These Gigantic Structures In the Middle of Nowhere?
The Google Earth Secret Coordinates – MASTER COLLECTION

 

 

 

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