Bizarre And Disturbing Google Maps Glitches By Kyle Williams
One afternoon not long ago, US artist Kyle Williams was leisurely looking through Google Street view for inspiration, when he came across a sight he’d never seen before: a girl with a leg coming out of her chest. He quickly took a screen shot and began looking for more.
“I was looking for record stores in France on Google Street View, just to see what they looked like from the outside and to virtually troll around the neighborhood, people watch, screen grab anything interesting that popped up,” he tells Quartz.
“I eventually ended up on a beach in Nice and started clicking around on the little blue circles that indicated that a 360° Photo Sphere was available.”
“I spent a total of about 8 hours searching over a few days and found about 20 scenes that I really liked,” he added.
He says the trick to quickly finding these images, which are a result of glitches in the way Google Maps stitches together the 360° image sets submitted by users, is to look in crowded areas.