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Hyperlapse Google Maps

Photo credit: Matteo Archondis via Peta Pixel

Graphic design student Matteo Archondis created an incredible visual hyperlapse tour of the world using 3,305 screenshots that were taken entirely within Google Maps. It took him 2 days of work to compile all of the images, and then he spent countless hours over a week editing them together. "Thanks to the developer tools of Google Chrome, I was able to remove all the items that interfered with the user experience. I also removed the labels so that the final image could be as clean and realistic as possible, so that I could concentrate on the camera movements as if it was in real life," said Archondis. Continue reading for seven places you aren't allowed to see on Google Maps. Click here for a few bonus images of sights captured on Google Street View.

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Egypt Desert UFO

Photo credit: The Daily Mail

Mysterious structures - two long pointed buildings surrounded by mysterious circles - have been spotted in the desert of Egypt's capital Cairo. Some claim it has links to UFO research due to its futuristic look, while others say it's just a secret military installation. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Bondi Beach

When viewed from space, Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia looks like a painting - for those interested in checking it out just copy and paste these coordinates into Google Earth 33°53'28"S 151°16'40"E. Benjamin Grant says: "Overview of Bondi Beach in Sydney. One of the city's most popular destinations, the beach gets its name from the Aboriginal word 'Bondi' that means waves breaking over rocks." Continue reading for more.

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Heart Island

Wasting time browsing random places on Google Earth isn't too unusual, but while randomly zooming in on different parts of the world, this person came across something that really stood out. If you guessed a heart-shaped island, you'd be correct. It's located off the coast of Croatia, and if you scroll past the coast of the Adriatic Sea, you can become a virtual tourist yourself. Continue reading to browse the interactive map and for more pictures.

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At first glance, this just looks like any road you'd find in the Swiss mountains, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that there's something in the sky. While some say it may be a sign, we can't even begin to guess what was blurred out. You're free to play around with the interactive map above. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very talkative baby that has a heated discussion with her father.

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Could this object be an alien spaceship nestled under the dust of the moon, or a secret moonbase occupied by humans? Speculation has arisen over new controversial images of a new triangular anomaly, spotted on Google's map of the moon, which has rows of seven light-like dots along its edge that have been likened to an alien base or spaceship. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Wouldn't it be cool if you could print your own envelopes using Google Maps? Well, if this designer's concept ever becomes a reality, you just might be able to do that. Plus, it'll definitely help new delivery drivers locate your home. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrects gallery. Continue reading for a mind-blowing "Skydive Dubai 2012" video.

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It's a well known fact that Google censors locations on Google Maps / Earth if the proper authorities request them do so, but what exactly are they censoring? Well, these people attempt to explain them. Continue reading to see ten locations that were censored by the search giant.

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File this under: strange Google Street View sightings. When you just so happen to trip on the sidewalk after a long day, the last thing you'd want is for a Street View car to capture it for the entire internet to see. Click here to see more of today's most popular images, courtesy of Imgur.com. Continue reading to see things people NEVER say.

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Google Maps has just gotten a helicopter view. Simply "type in a route you want to see, and then look for the 3D Play button that should pop up next to 'Driving Direction to _______'." Click here to see more strange Google Earth sightings. Continue reading for two video demonstrations.

You can follow your little dot as it speeds along your route, whipping past 3D buildings (if they are available in your area).
[via Gizmodo - RodsBot]

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