Gotta see Google Map Anomalies

In researching various subjects for interactive Google Maps of historic events, I run across some unusual situations that are out of the norm. Here are a few of the anomalies that I have found to date. None of these images are Photoshoped, clicking each link will take you to the location in order to see the anomaly for yourself. Unfortunately, they are likely to change the next time the satellite scans the area. Until then enjoy the fun of exploring the bizarre and unexpected aspects of global mapping by satellite.

You can view them in this Google Map or Google KML file.


The Parting of the Sea into a fourth dimension,
near Baja California.


The Anomaly of the Miami Swapping Ships
in Google Map.



This Transforming Ship Anomaly in Google Map
near Singapore is no longer there.

Google Map's Antarctic Ice Pack Anomaly.

Nikolski Anomaly, in satellite mode you live on land
in terrain mode you don't.

Google Map Anomaly of Undersea Tread Marks
by unknown creatures or vehicles?


The Google Earth Undersea Above-Sea-Level Mountain Anomaly.
 (55° 1'59.06"S,  70° 6'56.01"W)
Normally a mountain would appear chopped of at the sea level.
But since seawater in Google Earth is semi-transparent,
at a distance we can see the entire mountain through the water
making it look completely under water.


Undersea waves in Google Earth
has since been updated and eliminated.


I died, went to heaven, and am about to meet my maker!
No, its the South Pole in Google Earth, at elevation 0 feet.

I ran across this Google Map someone made that shows what is claimed to be extensive underwater ruins in a lake in Peru at coordinates -14° 43' 34.03", -69° 21' 32.45". In reality its a software compression error.

In doing research for a Google Map of Geology I discovered that Google Earth has a problem rendering Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon.

As you can see in the image above, the dark brown mountains look nothing like the orange Hoodoo tower-like structures with white tops shown below.

Google Map / Panoramio / Бессонов Дмитрий
Yet, as the photo credit indicates, the image is a geo-tagged image in Google Map and Google Earth at the same location as the top image.

Then there is this anomaly at Scarborough Bluffs State Park where Google Earth treats the rising bluffs like a sandy beach.

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