Twisted Landscapes of Google Earth’s Universal Texture

By Rebecca Horne | November 15, 2012 1:07 pm

Postcards from Google Earth 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.

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