Geography Visualization As Artwork

From helping you see the world from a street-level perspective with Street View, to enabling you to dive into the Ocean layer in Google Earth, new geographic visualizations are top of mind for the Google Earth team. With that mapping mindset, Group Product Manager Lior Ron was struck by the abstract landscape paintings of Ben […]

From helping you see the world from a street-level perspective with Street View, to enabling you to dive into the Ocean layer in Google Earth, new geographic visualizations are top of mind for the Google Earth team. With that mapping mindset, Group Product Manager Lior Ron was struck by the abstract landscape paintings of Ben Joyce's he saw at the Sausalito art festival.

Ben has consulted Google Earth to create his city artwork. To share these creative visualizations with the team, Google invited Ben to show some of his artwork in our team building, with depictions of cities ranging from Florence to Moscow.

"When we first hung up the paintings, we omitted location descriptions and opened a contest for the team: who could identify all of the paintings first? Google Earth Community Program Manager Robin Ziegler identified all of the locations about 30 hours after we started the challenge, and even plotted all of the paintings in Google Earth," stated Google.

Here you can see how Robin aligned Ben's painting of Miami with the corresponding imagery in Google Earth:

Miami Artwork: Google Earth Visualization - 1

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