The Fake Neighborhoods on Google Maps
The Fake Neighborhoods on Google Maps

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FutureNow : Wow, you went from maps to quantum mechanics to sponsor. Bravo.

FutureNow : Paper Towns: Google Maps Edition

SuicideBunny6 : "Google, if you're reading this, please don't ban this channel, I kinda need this job." - The Animator 😂😂

Team ION : “Any other disputed area” *shows picture of Quebec*

Jean Sibelius : A nightmare for people playing geoguessr

ibx2cat : I've always found it absurd that Google Maps changes by country, so that many people don't even realise the world doesn't recognise some of their country. Let's hope the Costa Rica situation doesn't have a repeat with China haha

Ceiling : *When a mobile app almost started a war between two countries*

Dave Sisson : A few years ago, I noticed a street with no name in Google Maps. So I submitted the information that it was Gallows Court in the Australian ski town of Hotham Heights. Unlike other times I've done this, nothing happened. It appears that Google thought that Gallows Court was such a macabre and unlikely name for a street that it was more likely to be a false name submitted by several people as a joke. So I followed up with a new submission that included a photo of a street sign and links to government sources naming the street and eventually, Gallows Court at Hotham Heights appeared on Google Maps.

Maxvannoorloos : In true Detroit fashion; there's probably heroin stashed in those houses

The Spherical Earth : Half as Wendover Production

Andrew Tyberg : Super unnatural sponsorship transition.

Justin O'Brien : Maybe Google should rename Machias Seal Island to Schrödinger's Island.

Kaiden Rogers : "Google if you're reading this please don't ban this channel I kinda need this job -the animator" - 0:38

Nathan Williams : Google used to allow anyone to edit their map with a tool called Map Maker. Chances are, a lot of those strange neighborhood names were added (against the ToS, I might add) by well-meaning contributors copying dubious sources. Now that the editing tool is gone, there's no easy way to interact with those "neighborhood" elements on the map. The only way to fix them now is to submit a problem report in Maps and hope someone at Google reads it before the neighborhood gets bulldozed to make way for the next mega mall.

FunkyPlayz : "some say New Zealand" others say "where" LMAO XD

Zachary Filion : "Any other disputed territory" *Shows Quebec*

supersoulty : Here in Pittsburgh, Google is basically creating a new neighborhood called "Bakery Square," which is a relatively small new, hip urban development (read "gentrified space") which is cut out of what used to be a heavily black neighborhood (though it now takes a small chunk of a fairly upper scale white neighborhood). You can see it on the map now, in the same font as Pittsburgh's actual neighborhoods. It also just so happens to be where Google's Pittsburgh office is located.

Dillon Wilson Scott : Yep, Wendover productions definitely lives in San Fransisco

Alex Barnes : Hope there’s planes in this one

Gamers Rise Up : more like twice as interesting

sinecurve9999 : That segue to Brilliant was strained af...

thetroyzernator : Same with my girlfriend's house. The name that Google gives the area refers to the farm the neighbourhood was built on. But it hasn't been a farm in nearly 80 years.

Rea Kariz : I guess at 3:54 you thought "Eh, if Google can use weird sources then so can I!"

billcounterstrike : "If you're from San Francisco, there are probably a few things you've never heard of -- toast without avocados, three-figure rent, Republicans and the East Cut neighborhood" I died laughing at "three-figure rent"

Nick : That transition to talking to quantum mechanics was just as confusing as quantum mechanics itself.

Music Man : Or any other disputed territory. **Shows Quebec** lol

Theodore Winston : "Where do you live?" "I LIVE IN THE EYE!"

Aaron Worsnop : Some say New Zealand others say where, 😂 lol Like if you’re from NZ

Jonny Blade : PBS Space Time is also good at explaining quantum mechanics

A Gray : Who else is mad on the way he pronounced Machias? 😂

Somniad : okay look. I know it's an advert and all, but Schrodinger's cat is an example devised specifically with the purpose of demonstrating why a particular interpretation (the Copenhagen interpretation) of quantum mechanics is incorrect. It is *not* an example meant to show how quantum mechanics works - it's exactly the opposite.

Magnificent Birb : New Zealand once again forgotten from the world

Curious Thought : lol the puns! "The benevolent dictator" 😂

Malcador Sigilite : How the hell do you find all these Weird obscure topics?

I'm Up Next : That transition to the brilliant sponsor though, brilliant

Pedro Marcelino : One example in São Paulo is the neighborhood of Cerqueira César. I have no fucking idea what are the boundaries between Cerqueira César, Bela Vista, Consolação, Higienópolis and Jardim Paulista, given the are is simply not really large; but I just believe anything Google is telling.

Sarah Small : I grew up in Machias Maine. It is pronounced ma-CHAI-us.

dead man186 : Curiosity killed the cat DAMN SCHRODINGER!

-Aiko54- : "If you're from San Francisco, there are a few things you've probably never heard of, Toast without avocados, 3-figure rent, Republicans, and the East Cut Neighborhood" hahahhahahahahahahahahahahaah!

Agamidae : I think you should credit the blogger who did the research in the description. That's just common courtesy.

Peluso : Just around where my family lives, Google maps has the area labeled "Hickson". I've looked around for while to find what it is about but I haven't even found a historical name or town here in California ever being called "Hickson". Not near here or even anywhere in California. So I seriously don't know why it's being labeled that. Whats even more strange is that this neighborhood they've created is smacked in the middle of the intersection Sepulveda Boulevard and Devonshire Street, however, West of Sepulveda - just crossing the 405 freeway - is the real neighborhood of Granada Hills, while East of Sepulveda is the real neighborhood and, once, proper town of Mission Hills - where the Mission San Fernando is located. They each have their own zip code and all. Hickson, does not exist and shouldn't exist as it's cleaved by the widest portion of Sepulveda Blvd. Moreover, there's an area near there they've labeled "North North Hills". The town has always been called "North Hills" but somehow they've carved out a new neighborhood to its north and just tacked another "north" to it.... That's just kinda cheap.

Dean Beckerley : the point of the cat is that you don't know if its dead or alive, so you assume its both until you measure it. its the Copenhagen interpretation of Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. there were many interpretations of that principle, including the many worlds theory, which is pretty cool.

imser : "The East Cut sounds like a $17 sandwich" 3:28 blurry text on top

Tom Tebetobsi : according google, we had a nuclear power station in our gym

Hendrik Stealth : I fricken love your videos, they are really neatly written and produced. Keep it up, I'll be here watching every single one.

John Jones : Is it just me or i really find the quick text flash by the Animator really annoying? I have to pause the video and skip it frame by frame just to satisfy my curiousity.

Taylor Verrall : You included my neighbourhood in one of the photos at the end!! (North Vancouver). Funny enough, nobody calls that neighbourhood "North Lonsdale" it's Upper Lonsdale.

Vinsensius Gracia : No one using apple maps. Its slow update, its seems their dev not living in the earth.

Mississippi_Man1 : There are two main rivers near me, the Biloxi River and the Tchouttacabouffa River. Google Maps believes they're both called the Biloxi River