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Twisted Landscapes of Google Earth's Universal Texture

Visual ScienceBy Rebecca HorneNovember 16, 2012 12:07 AM


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is a series of screenshots artist Clement Valla took from Google Earth. These uncanny landscapes document technical anomalies in the software, which uses a technology called texture mapping. Like patterned wrapping paper covering a plain white box, a texture map is a flat image applied to a 3D model, thereby adding detail, color and surface texture. Read more »


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