Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe. Just like their data-rich Maps and Street View offerings, Google Earth is a treasure trove of oddities.
You’ve no doubt already come across some interesting finds on Google Earth. The post below attempts to compile the most fascinating sites other have stumbled upon browsing Google Earth. From natural formations to human structures, the world is a different place when viewed from above.
If you’re interested in seeing any of the places yourself, I’ve included the coordinates for every image shown below. Just copy and paste into Google Earth/Maps and explore for yourself!
1. Airplane Boneyard 32 08’59.96″ N, 110 50’09.03″W Tucson, Arizona
2. Mysterious Desert Pattern 27°22’50.10″N, 33°37’54.62″E Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
3. Swastika-Shaped Building Complex 32°40’34.19″N 117° 9’27.58″W Coronado, California, USA
4. Buffalo Herd 4°17’21.49″ S 31°23’46.46″ E Kigosi Game Reserve, Tanzania
5. Giant Triangle 33.747252, -112.633853 Wittmann, Arizona, USA
6. Shipwrecked SS Ayrfield with Trees -33.836379, 151.080506 Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia