SLIDESHOW: The strangest sights in Google Earth

Mapping software Google Earth turns the planet into a massive scavenger hunt for weird, wacky, and the unexplained. Here are a few of the things that keep us scratching our heads.

SLIDESHOW: The strangest sights in Google Earth prev next

Loading...

Need an island, but can't find one to buy? Why not build one? That appears to be the philosophy behind islands being built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in the shape of palm trees crowned with crescents. This image shows one (25° 7'2.64"N, 55° 7'59.28"E) (see it in Google Maps) of three identical Palm Islands being built from an estimated 500,000 cubic meters of rock and sand. Google Earth offers a unique way to explore this island, serving up a high-resolution map where you can wander the island's 100 luxury hotels, water parks, and lavish homes.

Prev Next 9/17

Comments on this image

Close

SLIDESHOW: The strangest sights in Google Earth

17 images
Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?