Mapping ecotpian jungles onto Google Streetview

Urban Jungle Street View is a Google Street View mashup that pulls out the 3D information latent in the Streetview database and uses it to map lush, ecotopian foliage over the surfaces of the buildings and street furniture. You can put your own address in and see your home covered in climbing jungles and explore from there, or use great architectural landmarks as your starting point. Shown here: the Flatiron building in midtown Manhattan, where my publishers are located.

Its creator, Einar Öberg, has created a ton of other amazing mashups based on similar principles.

Urban Jungle Street View (via Waxy)

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  1. In the world I see - you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.........Feel better, champ.
    -Fight Club

  2. Shut up. This is Boing Boing. Words mean whatever Cory says they do, and he gets to make up new ones. Also, headlines need not reflect the contents of the stories they head.

  3. It's just a tpyo. He meant Epcotpian. It's a Disney thing.

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