The launch of Apple Maps may not have been Apple’s finest hour, with CEO Tim Cook forced to apologize for the mess, but Peder Norrby, founder of the Swedish computer graphics company Trapcode, says some of the glitches have a surreal beauty to them.

Norrby has created a Flickr collection of some of the more artistic and spectacular of the effects created by automated attempts to map 2D imagery onto 3D topology models.



Of course, Apple Maps are not alone in some of the more … interesting results. Google Maps also have similar effects caused by the same issue: automated integration of 2D and 3D data without human vetting.

A googlemaps example

A googlemaps example

To view the complete set of Apple Maps glitches as art, head on over to Norrby’s flicker page.

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