Twisted Landscapes of Google Earth's Universal Texture

Visual Science
By Rebecca Horne
Nov 16, 2012 12:07 AMNov 19, 2019 8:49 PM


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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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