With the news that Uber are about to enter the mapping race along with Google (and their – cough – competitor, Bing) we thought we’d give you a rundown of some of the uncanny bits and pieces that previous foolhardy cartographers have discovered in their mapping exploits, be it from the air or ground.
- This rather trite bit of merchandising by KFC.
2. This admittedly fairly cool one by Coca-Cola.
3. Wait, even Firefox getting in on the act now?
4. Pfft. You’re not even trying Ford.
5. These irate scuba divers in hot pursuit.
6. This man and his date.
7. This man and his, altogether more respectable, date.
8. The face of Satan himself (pssst.. this article appears to show that the claim was a hoax, as evidenced by their using the names Luther Blissett and Alan Smithee, both well known aliases for artistic pranks).
9. This real, and apparently unintentional swastika, which is actually an American naval building in Colorado and has had to spent 600k transforming itself after its outline was revealed.
10. The Osmington White Horse, a historic work of art, from 1808.
11. And this entirely accidental terrain face from Alberta, Canada, which is even creepier.
12. The super creepy Escher-effect on these buildings in Houston, Texas.
13. And distorted bridges like this.
14. And this.
16. But let’s leave you with this heart-warming image and its accompanying tale. What better way to get your one true love’s attention than by sitting back and waiting for her to scroll ther way through the entirety of the world’s biggest online map resource? Tale as old as time!