Google Earth is a digital globe, map and geographical learning program. It maps the planet Earth by the stitching the collection of images taken from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS). Just like their data-rich Maps and Street View, Google Earth is a cache of abnormalities.
You’ve no doubt already come across some unusual finds on Google Earth. The post below compile the most interesting sites other have discovered upon browsing Google Earth. From natural formations to human constructions, the world is a strange place when you see it from the top.
If you want to check it out yourself. Just copy and paste the coordinates into Google Earth/Maps!
1. Airplane Boneyard
32 08’59.96″ N, 110 50’09.03″W
Located in the fertile agricultural region of Argentina’s ‘Pampas’ is a guitar-shaped forest made up of over 7,000 cypress and eucalyptus trees. A farmer named Pedro Martin Ureta planted the forest in memory of his wife. You can read about the touching story here.
11. Heart-Shaped Lake
Columbia Station, Ohio, USA
*Update* The Sifter did an entire post on strange markings in the USA. Some are ‘eye charts’ for airplanes, better known as aerial photo calibration targets. The Sifter did an entire post on them here.
14. World’s Biggest Pool
Algarrobo, Valparaíso, Chile
At 1,013 meters (3,324 ft) in length with a total area of 8 hectares (19.77 acres), the swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world. You can read all about it here.
15. Jesus Loves You
Boise National Forest, Boise, Idaho, USA