Tag: google

July 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh's Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 countries. Together they have contributed more than 40,000 high-resolution images of works ranging from oil on canvas to sculpture and furniture. Some paintings (like The Starry Night) are available in ‘gigapixel’ format, allowing…

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June 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Where Google Street View Ends

Where Google Street View Ends

Inspired by the geography game GeoGuessr, Alan Taylor, who runs theatlantic.com’s wildly popular In Focus, spent some time recently in Google Maps, finding the edges of their Street View coverage. In the article, Taylor remarks: “I’ve always been drawn to the end of the road, to the edges of where one might be allowed…

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April 17, 2013 at 11:50 am

When Google Earth Goes Awry

When Google Earth Goes Awry

Clement Valla is an artist, programmer and designer living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA from Columbia and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design where he is currently an associate professor of Graphic Design. In his ongoing series entitled, Postcards from Google Earth, Valla discovers and collects…

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April 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Haunting Google Street Views of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Haunting Google Street Views of the Great East Japan Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. It was a magnitude 9.03 (Mw), the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan and the fifth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900. The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached…

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March 7, 2013 at 8:29 am

Google’s Eclectic Tel Aviv Office Space [30 pics]

Google's Eclectic Tel Aviv Office Space [30 pics]

At the end of December 2012, Google Israel unveiled their brand new office space in Tel Aviv for their growing team of engineers, marketers and sales people. Designed by Swiss firm Camenzind Evolution, the sprawling office comprises of 8,000 sq. meters (86,111 sq. ft) over eight floors in the prestigious Electra Tower, offering breathtaking…

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November 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

Exploring the World through Google Street View

Exploring the World through Google Street View

Aaron Hobson is photographer and Google Street View explorer. Born in Rochester, NY and now living in a remote town in the Adirondack mountains, Hobson is part of a new breed of contemporary artists finding places of interest and glimpses of human life through the lens of Google Street View. In his own words:…

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October 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

12 Clever Google Maps Illustrations

12 Clever Google Maps Illustrations

Christoph Niemann is well-known illustrator, graphic designer, and author. After his studies in Germany he moved to New York City in 1997 (he moved back to Berlin after 11 years). From 2008-2011, Niemann wrote and illustrated a wildly popular blog for the New York Times called Abstract City. In a post entitled My Way,…

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October 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm

A Photo Tour of Google Data Centers Around the World

A Photo Tour of Google Data Centers Around the World

Earlier today, Google released a massive gallery of pictures of their Data Centers around the world. In an effort for greater transparency, Google also published a guided tour on YouTube and even a Street View tour of their data center in Lenoir, North Carolina. With 13 data centers around the world (7 in the…

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September 17, 2012 at 9:37 am

Patterns of Human Development Found on Google Maps

Patterns of Human Development Found on Google Maps

Back in 2010, The Big Picture did a fascinating series entitled, Human Landscapes in SW Florida. Using satellite photography from Google Maps, a variety of examples of human development were found. From artificial lakes and densely populated sprawls, to circular developments and incomplete projects (abandoned due to lack of funding), this gallery of aerial…

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September 11, 2012 at 9:22 am

Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Paul Bourke is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. He is also a Director at iVEC, an organization dedicated to providing supercomputing capacity and eResearch services to Western Australian researchers. Since October 2010, Bourke has been documenting fractal patterns in nature as found on Google Earth. On his site, he…

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