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Google Earth in Google Earth

by Timothy Whitehead on Sep.10, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

We have in the past looked at artwork in Google Earth, such as the worlds largest finger print and face art or sculptures in the Sahara by D.A.ST. Arteam. Some artists have even created roof top murals with the specific intention of having them viewed in Google Earth.

We recently came across this article which shows a mural of Google Earth on an intersection in Chanute, Kansas. So we had a look in Google Earth, and sure enough, it is visible in the satellite imagery.

Google Earth Painting
Main & Lincoln intersection, Chanute, Kansas, USA. Grab the KML here.

It turns out that a mural was originally painted in May 2010 when the City of Chanute was promoting itself to Google as a choice for a fiber optics to the home project. See this YouTube video for more. The campaign was ultimately unsuccessful.

Inspiration for the mural, according to the official Chanute website, came from the fact that

Chanute, Kansas is the center of Google Earth on a Mac computer because the software developer, Dan Webb, was from Chanute.”

The original painting must have worn out as it is not visible in the Google Earth historical imagery for September 2010 and February 2012.

However, it was recreated as a permanent brick paver mural in September 2012 as part of a larger project upgrading the intersection and sidewalks.

Google Earth painting in Street View
The mural as seen in Street View

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Google Earth in Google Earth

by Timothy Whitehead on Sep.10, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

We have in the past looked at artwork in Google Earth, such as the worlds largest finger print and face art or sculptures in the Sahara by D.A.ST. Arteam. Some artists have even created roof top murals with the specific intention of having them viewed in Google Earth.

We recently came across this article which shows a mural of Google Earth on an intersection in Chanute, Kansas. So we had a look in Google Earth, and sure enough, it is visible in the satellite imagery.

Google Earth Painting
Main & Lincoln intersection, Chanute, Kansas, USA. Grab the KML here.

It turns out that a mural was originally painted in May 2010 when the City of Chanute was promoting itself to Google as a choice for a fiber optics to the home project. See this YouTube video for more. The campaign was ultimately unsuccessful.

Inspiration for the mural, according to the official Chanute website, came from the fact that

Chanute, Kansas is the center of Google Earth on a Mac computer because the software developer, Dan Webb, was from Chanute.”

The original painting must have worn out as it is not visible in the Google Earth historical imagery for September 2010 and February 2012.

However, it was recreated as a permanent brick paver mural in September 2012 as part of a larger project upgrading the intersection and sidewalks.

Google Earth painting in Street View
The mural as seen in Street View

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