Google’s New Map Feature Lets You Explore The Earth Infinitely With Gesture

Google’s New Map Feature Lets You Explore The Earth Infinitely With Gesture
Technology

Draw a line and the program will complete the picture to correspond to any place in the world

Cristina DiGiacomo
  • 18 january 2017

Land Lines is a new Chrome Experiment where you can draw or drag on your device to create an infinite line on a Google map. Utilizing a data set culled from over 50,000 images, you simply start with a line, and let the planet complete the picture.

Once opening the Google Experiment on either a mobile or desktop, you can use your finger or mouse to draw a line. Land Lines then pulls up Google Earth images of a coastline, highway or terrestrial space that corresponds to the line you drew. If you draw a circle, Land Lines will pull up a Google Earth image that aligns with that exact circle shape.

The experiment was made by Zach Lieberman, Matt Felsen and the Google Chrome Data Arts Team.

Land Lines

Land Lines is a new Chrome Experiment where you can draw or drag on your device to create an infinite line on a Google map. Utilizing a data set culled from over 50,000 images, you simply start with a line, and let the planet complete the picture.

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