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Art by Google Maps


by Alan Melson 13 Dec 2007

Google Maps conquered North Texas this week by unveiling its street-level view feature for Dallas, Fort Worth and many surrounding suburbs (props to Unfair Park for first letting us know the feature launched). The feature, which was rolled out in Los Angeles, Houston and several other cities earlier this year, means you can get a […]

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Google Maps conquered North Texas this week by unveiling its street-level view feature for Dallas, Fort Worth and many surrounding suburbs (props to Unfair Park for first letting us know the feature launched).

The feature, which was rolled out in Los Angeles, Houston and several other cities earlier this year, means you can get a glimpse of nearly any location on the map, and move through the view along streets (or spin around for a 360-degree view from any spot).

So in trying to find a way to talk about this rather exciting development but stay within the cozy confines of what this blog is about, it hit me: Why not try to find examples of street-level art visible from the map?

So far, I’ve found several examples (see below), but we want your help. If you think of something that is visible on local streets, go to Google Maps, find the location, get the street-level view looking exactly how you want it to showcase the art and then click “Link to the page”. Once the window pops up, copy the URL and leave it in a comment below so that others may see your find.

Here’s a few to get you started, beginning in Fort Worth and then quickly moving into Dallas:

“Man With a Briefcase”, Jonathan Borofsky, Fort Worth:

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“Supergraphic” Motorola ad, Dallas:

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Centennial Exposition mural, Fair Park, Dallas:
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Parry Alley art, Exposition Park, Dallas (I wish it could be more visible):

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Former Gypsy Tea Room murals, Frank Campagna, Dallas:

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Send in your examples – we want to see more! A quick warning, though: This is an easy way to waste an entire afternoon.

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