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June 3 2013

New Search Tool Uses Google Maps To Find Faces In Earth’s Landscape


In what will probably go down as the least creepy way anyone ever combined Google Maps and face recognition, the hard-working dweebs at German design studio onformative have created Google Faces, a tool that automatically searches for face-like features in landscape images culled from Google Maps.

The resulting tool adds a face recognition algorithm to Google Maps’ already impressive ability to scan the globe to seek out faces in the mountains, forests, and cities of the planet. Or things that look like faces, anyway.

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