Remember a couple years ago when everybody was freaking out about the all of the 3D-imaging fuckups in the new Apple Maps? Well, those surreal portrayals of the world we live in, exist in many mapping services. And as one anonymous Tumblr user shows, they're works of art—especially when they wiggle.
Among the first things people noticed about Apple's new lackluster maps was that the 3D mode was not quite, um, true to life. Now Apple's started to roll out fixes for some of the locations it flattened like a water-damaged waffle iron.
3D maps of Mount Everest is as old as 3D mapping itself. People see a big mountain and want to scale it...in 3D. But there's now a 3D map of Everest that's 400 times clearer than before. Details!
In order to create the most interactive 3D-map of Mars ever, NASA had to process 13,000 gigapixel HiRISE images for three years. Now that they've finished, the map will let people see Mars better than most NASA scientists ever have.