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Extra-bizarre Apple Maps glitches (pictures)

Computer engineer Peder Norrby has collected some of the most strangely beautiful images of Apple Maps glitches he can find. In the odd world he captures, roads appear to melt and foliage to swallow buildings whole.

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1 of 7 Copyright 2012 Peder Norrby. Used with permission of Peder Norrby. All rights reserved.

Tricky traffic circle

Apple famously took lots of heat last year when it launched a new Maps app with iOS 6 -- complete with some serious flaws. Photographer and computer engineer Peder Norrby collected some of the most intriguing-looking blunders he could find for a series called "iOS Maps Glitches."

Driving on this highway circle in Stockholm, Sweden, probably wouldn't be too safe, if Apple Maps is to be believed. Such odd visual glitches occur when there's a misalignment between the 3D topography and the 2D satellite images.

This gallery originally appeared on Crave Australia.

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2 of 7 Copyright 2012 Peder Norrby. Used with permission of Peder Norrby. All rights reserved.

Surreal amusement park

The Grona Lund amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden, takes on a dreamy feel in this shot. "The glitches are essentially the computer misunderstanding the underlying geometry," Peder Norrby tells Co.Design. "It tries its best and sometimes it leads to comical, interesting, and lovely images."

This gallery originally appeared on Crave Australia.

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3 of 7 Copyright 2012 Peder Norrby. Used with permission of Peder Norrby. All rights reserved.

Drooping road

A road in Stockholm, Sweden, looks more like a waterfall than a street in this image. Since he started collecting photos for his project, Peder Norrby says he's seen some of the flaws disappear.

This gallery originally appeared on Crave Australia.

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4 of 7 Copyright 2012 Peder Norrby. Used with permission of Peder Norrby. All rights reserved.

Melting trees

Buildings appear to be upchucking trees in Barcelona, Spain. "I'm not trying to ridicule Apple Maps. I'm doing this because I like the images," Peder Norrby tells Co.Design.

This gallery originally appeared on Crave Australia.

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5 of 7 Copyright 2012 Peder Norrby. Used with permission of Peder Norrby. All rights reserved.

Disassembling docks

There's a glitch in these docks. A major glitch.

This gallery originally appeared on Crave Australia.

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6 of 7 Copyright 2012 Peder Norrby. Used with permission of Peder Norrby. All rights reserved.

Bad news for passengers

Uh-oh. This Air Pacific plane appears to be melting on the tarmac.

This gallery originally appeared on Crave Australia.

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7 of 7 Copyright 2012 Peder Norrby. Used with permission of Peder Norrby. All rights reserved.

Bizarre trees

The trees in New York's Central Park have never looked quite like this.

This gallery originally appeared on Crave Australia.

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