Firefox Crop Circle in Google Earth

[UPDATE 24-Nov-2006: Google has added an aerial photo of the site to the built-in imagery so you can see the logo was really there. Here is the actual location . I also moved the image overlay below to the correct location. The image overlay is higher resolution as it was taken from a plane.]
Firefox Crop Circle in Google EarthA bunch of Firefox devotees set out to generate more PR for Firefox. They decided to make a huge accurate Firefox logo in a crop field (designs like these are called “crop circles” – see the “official” Google Earth crop circle collection). This was a big project involving a lot of planning, building the crop stompers (to lay down the vegetation), GPSes, walkie-talkies, a plane and a helicopter (for the aerial photos). I took one of their high-resolution aerial photos and have overlayed the photo of the Firefox Crop Circle in Google Earth . This is only an approximate location, as I wasn’t able to find the coordinates for the field.
Learn more about how they made the Firefox Crop Circle here. More on the making of the Firefox Crop Circle (including a video).

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Million Dolar says:

    Firefox Crop Circle? 🙂 And now we have to look for this image in Nostradamus’s prophesies? 🙂

  2. I’m pretty sure these are the coordinates:

  3. Look south of the circle and you can see people lying on their backs in the field!

  4. And what about the vehicles near the people? They form an F and an X. Am I right?

  5. The F actually consists of a plane!

  6. Funny, this happens to be right next to my parents place.

  7. se blog est génial j’ai appris pleins de chose merci!

  8. OMG that is so cool, and you know it makes me think a bit. Are world is so huge! Who knows what huge illutions or hidden towers etc. are on google earth.

  9. One could think soon a Firefox UFO would have landed there. No joke aside that is to be already really surely brought in an extensive thing been for such a motive.

  10. its obviosly an image overlay put into it as a promotion im 13 and i could do a more realistic job at it in photoshop and image overlay it on
    also r those peeps and cars and planes forming an f x and ?

  11. The people laying on their backs form a question mark. And it’s not fake.

  12. I’m amazed someone who can’t even type properly could do any proper Photoshop at all, though I do not doubt his ability level for his ability to gamble whether a picture is photoshopped or not.
    Read it here:
    I’d say: Yes, Firefox crop circle in Google Earth is just as fake as the whole Google Earth world (see the logic?).

  13. i think the people make a question mark……but im might be crazy

  14. Coos are 45° 7’25.11″N, 123° 6’48.69″W
    Just copy paste that in GE to see that 😉

  15. I just got out of nap and I’m already reading your articles. This means something! Very useful ideas. Thank!

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