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Hacked Google Street View Places Greenery Into Concrete Jungles

Hacked Google Street View Places Greenery Into Concrete Jungles
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A web experiment with Google Maps shows what your block would look like if plants took over the world.

Rachel Pincus
  • 17 march 2014

If you could put trees and plants anywhere on your block… where would they go? Urban Jungle Street View, a fun web-development experiment by Swedish developer Einar Öberg uses a supposedly off-limits (according to the Google terms of use) part of the Google Maps API – the depth data – to turn your everyday haunts into beautiful, defamiliarized scenes lush with plant life, carefully placing plants and crawling vines all around.

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