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Google Map Icons in the Real World

By March 9, 2007 No Comments

In the short time since the release of Google Maps the icons to designate place have become all too familiar. Aram Bartholl has taken the icon and placed it into the real world – simple concept art which is almost disturbingly familiar when viewed in context.

The YouTube movie below provides a walk through from the Google Map overview to the construction and finally its mounting in the correct location:


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.