One of the great things about Google Earth is the unique vantage point that we gain from it, as viewing objects from above often shows them in a whole new light.
Among other great items to view from above are corn mazes. They can be fun to trek through in real life, but viewing them from above can be quite neat as well.
To find mazes for yourself, a good place to start is in this old thread in the GEC (and this related KML file).
Many of the mazes are now gone, though you can track them down using the historical imagery slider in each location. You can also find mazes in this old post that Frank wrote or by searching for “corn maze” on Google Earth Hacks.
One of my favorites is this corn maze found in Ditzingen, Germany. Grab the KML file to see it for yourself.
What I’d love to see next is a full corn maze in Street View! Given the variety of Street View devices, such as the trike and the trekker, it seems like something that Google might do at some point.
The closest I’ve seen in the past is this 3D maze in London. It’s easy to cheat (no collision detection), but it’s a neat use of the “ground level view” in Google Earth.
What is your favorite corn maze in Google Earth?
About Mickey Mellen
Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.
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