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Down in our comment threads, a bunch of people have been discussing the way Google Maps stiches together satellite photos. Their process sometimes produces fairly trippy mistakes as photos taken at various times of day get merged. Travis Harris marked up this shot of the South Street Seaport:

Key: Red arrows assist in showing satellite viewing angle Light blue line is my best attempt at telling where they glued it together dark blue is me tracing the shadows to show different time of day/angle (this of course can be offset by the buildings) green circle is me pointing out an instance of two building sharing the same space!

Very cool stuff-- have any of you spotted any Google Map weirdness that tops this?