Pareidolia is the phenomenon of seeing faces and other features in inanimate objects. A common example is seeing features in clouds. So, what does it become when people project features onto maps? Perhaps, we can call it cartopareidolia?
Brooklyn looks like an ice skating dragon pic.twitter.com/yBzweTE90F
— Nathan W. Pyle (@nathanwpyle) March 29, 2019
Australia can be split into a dog’s head and a cat’s head
This image has been circulating for so long it’s impossible to track the original author:
The World is a Cat Playing With Australia
Once again, New Zealand gets slighted with this reimagination of a world map.
For purposeful maps displaying animals and people
Creating animals out of maps
Japanese artist Kentaro Nagai shifts the world’s features around to make animals out of maps: Turning the Continents of the World into Animals