Google Maps

Ground Truth 

This limited edition book was a commemorative gift for the team behind Ground Truth, an absolutely mind-blowing project at Google.

The book features the maps created for the 43 countries that were mapped between 2009-2013, as well as street view imagery and images of the technology behind it.

The design

Exploring the Map

Instead of having a monotonous templatized layout, we wanted to create a book that you could flip through to any page and have a sense of discovery. We pulled from Street View, the maps themselves, and the tools that Google used in the mapping process to provide both context and beauty. The book closely followed the timeline of the project itself while emphasizing aesthetics over narrative.

Timeline Each year in the book had a distinct color.

Timeline Each year in the book had a distinct color.

Stats Every country was introduced with the statistics to emphasize the scale of the project.

Stats Every country was introduced with the statistics to emphasize the scale of the project.

Tools The tools that the mappers used behind the scenes made their appearance

Tools The tools that the mappers used behind the scenes made their appearance

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